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Sweet's syndrome in human immune deficiency virus-infected patient.

Rajendran A, Zacharia GS, Zacharia SA, George KC - Indian J Sex Transm Dis (2014 Jul-Dec)

Bottom Line: Sweet's syndrome is an uncommon dermatosis and can be associated with a wide variety of illnesses including infections and malignancies.Furthermore, called acute febrile neutrophilic dermatosis is characterized by fever and skin lesions, which are often erythematous papules and pseudovesicles.The gold standard for treatment is systemic steroids although many other medications have been tried with variable success.

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Affiliation: Department of Internal Medicine, Government Medical College, Kottayam, Kerala, India.

ABSTRACT
Sweet's syndrome is an uncommon dermatosis and can be associated with a wide variety of illnesses including infections and malignancies. Sweet's syndrome as a dermatological manifestation in human immunedeficiency virus (HIV) infection is rarely reported. Furthermore, called acute febrile neutrophilic dermatosis is characterized by fever and skin lesions, which are often erythematous papules and pseudovesicles. Diagnosis is based on clinical features and histology. The gold standard for treatment is systemic steroids although many other medications have been tried with variable success. We here report a case of Sweet's syndrome in an HIV-infected patient.

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Mentions: A 67-year-old female patient presented with high-grade fever, conjunctival congestion and painfulskin lesions involving both hands of 1 week duration. She was recently detected to have HIV infection and had no relevant treatment history. On examination, the patient was febrile and had conjunctivitis. Skin lesions [Figure 1] were multiple erythematous tender papules involving both hands more on the right as well as on the right forearm. Some of the lesions had a vesicular appearance as well. There were no pustules or bullae or ulcerations.


Sweet's syndrome in human immune deficiency virus-infected patient.

Rajendran A, Zacharia GS, Zacharia SA, George KC - Indian J Sex Transm Dis (2014 Jul-Dec)

Clinical photograph of pruritic desquamating lesions on the palms
© Copyright Policy - open-access
Related In: Results  -  Collection

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Figure 1: Clinical photograph of pruritic desquamating lesions on the palms
Mentions: A 67-year-old female patient presented with high-grade fever, conjunctival congestion and painfulskin lesions involving both hands of 1 week duration. She was recently detected to have HIV infection and had no relevant treatment history. On examination, the patient was febrile and had conjunctivitis. Skin lesions [Figure 1] were multiple erythematous tender papules involving both hands more on the right as well as on the right forearm. Some of the lesions had a vesicular appearance as well. There were no pustules or bullae or ulcerations.

Bottom Line: Sweet's syndrome is an uncommon dermatosis and can be associated with a wide variety of illnesses including infections and malignancies.Furthermore, called acute febrile neutrophilic dermatosis is characterized by fever and skin lesions, which are often erythematous papules and pseudovesicles.The gold standard for treatment is systemic steroids although many other medications have been tried with variable success.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Department of Internal Medicine, Government Medical College, Kottayam, Kerala, India.

ABSTRACT
Sweet's syndrome is an uncommon dermatosis and can be associated with a wide variety of illnesses including infections and malignancies. Sweet's syndrome as a dermatological manifestation in human immunedeficiency virus (HIV) infection is rarely reported. Furthermore, called acute febrile neutrophilic dermatosis is characterized by fever and skin lesions, which are often erythematous papules and pseudovesicles. Diagnosis is based on clinical features and histology. The gold standard for treatment is systemic steroids although many other medications have been tried with variable success. We here report a case of Sweet's syndrome in an HIV-infected patient.

No MeSH data available.


Related in: MedlinePlus