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Recenti Prog Med. 2001 Oct;92(10):599-601.

[Sweet syndrome in a female patient with intestinal multiple lipomas and diverticular disease of the colon].

[Article in Italian]

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Divisione di Medicina 4, Azienda Ospedaliera San Giovanni-Addolorata, Roma.


Sweet's syndrome (SS), or acute febrile neutrophilic dermatosis, is a condition characterized by the sudden onset of fever, leukocytosis, and painful, erythematous, well-demarcated papules and plaques which show dense, neutrophilic infiltrates on histologic examination. Myalgias and arthralgias are common. Although it may occur in the absence of other known disease, SS is often associated with hematologic disease (including leukemia), and immunologic disease (rheumatoid arthritis, inflammatory bowel disease). A case of SS is reported. Furthermore the patient presented multiple intestinal lipomas and diverticular colon disease. The authors, on the ground of recent studies which correlate SS with several digestive system disorders, hypothesize an association between acute febrile neutrophilic dermatosis and patient's intestinal diseases. Treatment with systemic corticosteroids is usually successful.

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