Sweet’s Syndrome

Below you will find more information about Sweet’s Syndrome from Medigest. If you believe that you are suffering from any of the symptoms of Sweet’s Syndrome it is important that you obtain an accurate diagnosis from a medical professional to ensure that you obtain the correct medication or treatment for your condition. There are medical conditions that carry similar symptoms associated with Sweet’s Syndrome and therefore the information provided by Medigest is offered as a guideline only and should never be used in preference to seeking professional medical advice. The information relating to Sweet’s Syndrome comes from a third party source and Medigest will not be held liable for any inaccuracies relating to the information shown.

Definition

Sweet's syndrome is a skin disorder marked by fever and painful skin lesions.

Diagnosis

Sweet's syndrome may be diagnosed by the distinctive rash, blood tests, and tissue samples.

Treatment

If left untreated, Sweet's syndrome not associated with a malignancy may disappear on its own within one to three months. In contrast, the right treatment may improve the skin lesions and associated symptoms significanltly in just two or three days, with the worst of the lesions disappearing within one to four weeks.

Symptoms and Signs

The distinctive skin lesions are the most obvious sign of Sweet's syndrome, and they seem to appear suddenly as a series of small red bumps that quickly increase in size. These bumps, also called plaques, may grow to be 1 centimeter in diameter or larger. Plaques typically appear on the back, neck, arms and face. These tender and painful eruptions may develop blisters, pustules or ulcers, causing the skin to burn or itch

Causes

The cause of Sweet's syndrome is generally impossible to determine (idiopathic). But in some cases, it may be the body's immune system reacting to some bodily disorders.

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