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May 1993

Sweet's Syndrome Presenting as Conjunctivitis

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Houston, Tex

Arch Ophthalmol. 1993;111(5):587-588. doi:10.1001/archopht.1993.01090050021016

Sweet's syndrome is typically characterized by pyrexia; neutrophilia; painful, erythematous, pseudovesicular 0.5-to 12.0-cm plaques and/or nodules that contain a diffuse dermal infiltrate primarily composed of mature neutrophils; the absence of an infectious agent in the lesions; and the rapid clinical improvement of symptoms and lesions after initiation of corticosteroid therapy.1 The erythrocyte sedimentation rate is almost always elevated, the condition is often preceded by an upper respiratory tract infection, and the lesions frequently appear on the upper extremities of middle-aged women.2 Fever and skin lesions are usually the presenting features in patients with Sweet's syndrome; however, the extracutaneous manifestations of this condition, which can involve either the eyes, kidneys, liver, lung, and/or musculoskeletal systems, may also be observed initially or may develop subsequently.1,2 Presented herein is a case of a woman with Sweet's syndrome confirmed with skin biopsy who presented with conjunctivitis.

Report of a Case.  —A

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