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Acute febrile neutrophilic dermatosis
Other Names for this Disease
- Gomm Button disease
- Neutrophilic dermatosis, acute febrile
- Sweet syndrome
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Acute febrile neutrophilic dermatosis - also known as Sweet syndrome - is a skin condition marked by fever, inflammation of the joints (arthritis), and painful skin lesions that appear mainly on the face, neck, back and arms. Although middle-aged women are most likely to develop this condition, it may also affect men, older adults and even infants. The exact cause of acute febrile neutrophilic dermatosis often isn't known. In some people, it's triggered by an infection, illness or certain medications. This condition can also occur with some types of cancer and other serious health problems. Most often, it isn't serious and will clear on its own in a few months. Healing is much more rapid, however, with treatment.
- Sweet syndrome. MayoClinic.com. http://www.mayoclinic.com/print/sweets-syndrome/DS00752/DSECTION=all&METHOD=print. Accessed July 23, 2009.
- Sweet Syndrome. National Organization for Rare Disorders (NORD). http://www.rarediseases.org/search/rdbdetail_abstract.html?disname=Sweet%20Syndrome. Accessed July 23, 2009.
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- DermNet NZ is an online resource about skin diseases developed by the New Zealand Dermatological Society Incorporated. DermNet NZ provides information about this condition. Click on the link to view the information.
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- The The Online Mendelian Inheritance in Man (OMIM) database contains genetics resources that discuss Acute febrile neutrophilic dermatosis. Click on the link to go to OMIM and review these resources.