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An Bras Dermatol. 2017 Mar-Apr;92(2):263-265. doi: 10.1590/abd1806-4841.20175298.

Sweet's syndrome associated with Crohn's disease.

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1
Dermatology Department at Universidade Federal Fluminense (UFF) - Niterói (RJ), Brazil.
2
Pathology Department at Universidade Federal Fluminense (UFF) - Niterói (RJ), Brazil.
3
Medical student of the Universidade do Estado do Pará (UEPA) - Belém (PA), Brazil.

Abstract

Sweet's syndrome is an uncommon benign skin disorder, whose pathogenesis remains unknown. Its classic form is more common in women and presents itself as papular-nodular, painful and erythematous or violaceous lesions. It mainly affects the face, neck, and upper limbs. Fever and neutrophilic leukocytosis are also common features. Although it is considered a systemic disease marker in more than half of patients, the association of this condition with Crohn's disease is rare, with few cases reported in the literature, of which, none in Brazil. We report the case of a patient with Crohn's disease who developed the classical features of Sweet's syndrome.

PMID:
28538894
PMCID:
PMC5429120
DOI:
10.1590/abd1806-4841.20175298
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