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Sweet’s syndrome with pulmonary involvement


Sweet’s syndrome is an acute febrile neutrophilic dermatosis with classical clinical features. Systemic manifestations in Sweet’s syndrome including fever, arthralgia, myalgia and ocular involvement are common. Pulmonary involvement is a rare manifestation that has been reported previously in 34 cases and can be fatal if left untreated. We report a striking case of Sweet’s syndrome with respiratory failure secondary to bilateral pulmonary interstitial infiltrates, which rapidly responded to intravenous corticosteroid therapy. This case is an important reminder of the systemic manifestations of Sweet’s syndrome and highlights the value of collaboration between different medical specialities to optimise patient management and outcomes.

  • dermatology
  • respiratory medicine
  • haematology (incl blood transfusion)
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