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What is Sweet Syndrome?

What is Sweet Syndrome?

  • Sweet Syndrome: Condition characterized by large, rapidly extending, erythematous, tender plaques on the upper body usually accompanied by fever and dermal infiltration of neutrophilic leukocytes. It occurs mostly in middle-aged women, is often preceded by an upper respiratory infection, and clinically resembles erythema multiforme. Sweet's syndrome may herald the appearance of leukemia.
    Source - Diseases Database

Sweet Syndrome is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This means that Sweet Syndrome, or a subtype of Sweet Syndrome, affects less than 200,000 people in the US population.
Source - National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Ophanet, a consortium of European partners, currently defines a condition rare when it affects 1 person per 2,000. They list Sweet Syndrome as a "rare disease".
Source - Orphanet

Sweet Syndrome: Introduction

Types of Sweet Syndrome:

Broader types of Sweet Syndrome:

How serious is Sweet Syndrome?

Complications of Sweet Syndrome: see complications of Sweet Syndrome

What causes Sweet Syndrome?

Causes of Sweet Syndrome: see causes of Sweet Syndrome

What are the symptoms of Sweet Syndrome?

Symptoms of Sweet Syndrome: see symptoms of Sweet Syndrome

Complications of Sweet Syndrome: see complications of Sweet Syndrome

Sweet Syndrome: Testing

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Sweet Syndrome.

How is it treated?

Doctors and Medical Specialists for Sweet Syndrome: Dermatologist ; see also doctors and medical specialists for Sweet Syndrome.
Treatments for Sweet Syndrome: see treatments for Sweet Syndrome
Research for Sweet Syndrome: see research for Sweet Syndrome

Name and Aliases of Sweet Syndrome

Main name of condition: Sweet Syndrome

Other names or spellings for Sweet Syndrome:

Febrile neutrophilic dermatosis Source - Diseases Database

Acute febrile neutrophilic dermatosis, AFND (Acute febrile neutrophilic dermatosis), Familial Sweet's syndrome, Gomm Button disease
Source - Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Sweet Syndrome: Related Conditions

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