Vol 8, No 2 (2022)
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Sweet’s syndrome — etiopathogenesis, clinical presentation, diagnosis, treatment

Anna Czaplicka1, Jakub Biliński1, Klaudia Dopytalska1, Irena Walecka1
Forum Dermatologicum 2022;8(2):63-68.


Sweet’s syndrome is a rare inflammatory disorder belonging to the group of neutrophilic dermatoses. It is characterized by a sudden onset of skin lesions such as papules, nodules, plaques, accompanied by fever and leukocytosis. The syndrome is typically classified into the following subtypes: classical, malignancy-associated and drug-induced. The etiopathogenesis of Sweet’s syndrome remains unclear. The syndrome is sometimes preceded by infection of the respiratory system, digestive system, vaccination or coexists with neoplastic disease, inflammatory disease or pregnancy. A characteristic feature of Sweet’s syndrome is a good response to systemic treatment with glucocorticosteroids and a rapid resolution of the lesions. On average, one third of patients have recurrent lesions.

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