Generalized Sweet Syndrome Lesions Associated with Behcet Disease A True Association or Simply Co-Morbidity?


Karadogan S. K. , BÜLBÜL BAŞKAN E., Alkan G., SARICAOĞLU H., Tunali S.

AMERICAN JOURNAL OF CLINICAL DERMATOLOGY, vol.10, no.5, pp.331-335, 2009 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

Abstract

Sweet syndrome or acute febrile neutrophilic dermatosis is a condition characterized by painful erythematous papules, nodules, and plaques, which demonstrate mature neutrophilic infiltration of the upper dermis histopathologically, and is usually associated with systemic symptoms such as fever and neutrophilia. Generalized Sweet syndrome lesions are usually noted,in association with malignancies. Sweet syndrome lesions are rarely seen in patients with Behcet disease and, if present, are usually fewer in number.