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Learn more about Sweet syndrome

Content updated on Sep 20, 2022

What is sweet syndrome?

A rare skin condition characterized by sudden onset of fever and painful rash on the arms, legs, trunk, face, or neck. Most cases of Sweet syndrome typically develop after upper respiratory or gastrointestinal infections, or in people with certain types of cancer. Occasionally, it can triggered by certain medications.

Symptoms of sweet syndrome

  • Spots in mouth

  • Bumps containing pus

  • Blisters

Questions your doctor may ask to check for sweet syndrome

Your doctor may ask these questions to diagnose sweet syndrome

  • Do you have spots or boils in your mouth?

  • Do you have bumps on your skin with pus?

  • Do you have blisters on your skin?

Treatment for sweet syndrome

Treatment for Sweet syndrome involves medications to reduce inflammation. If an underlying cause is identified, it should also be treated to prevent recurrence.

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References

  • Yang JJ, Maloney NJ, Nguyen KA, Worswick S, Smogorzewski J, Bach DQ. Sweet syndrome as an adverse reaction to tyrosine kinase inhibitors: A review. Dermatol Ther. 2021 Jan;34(1):e14461. doi: 10.1111/dth.14461. Epub 2020 Nov 5. PMID: 33112465.

    https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/dth.14461

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