Acute febrile neutrophilic dermatosis
Other Names for this Disease
- Sweet syndrome
- Neutrophilic dermatosis, acute febrile
- Gomm Button disease
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 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.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.
Last updated: 7/23/2009
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- Sweet Syndrome. National Organization for Rare Disorders (NORD). 2002; http://www.rarediseases.org/search/rdbdetail_abstract.html?disname=Sweet%20Syndrome. Accessed 7/23/2009.
- DermNet NZ is an online resource about skin diseases developed by the New Zealand Dermatological Society Incorporated. DermNet NZ provides information about this condition.
- The Doctor's Doctor web site provides information about acute febrile neutrophilic dermatosis. Click on the link to access this information.
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- The Merck Manuals Online Medical Library provides information on this condition for patients and caregivers.
- The National Organization for Rare Disorders (NORD) has a report for patients and families about this condition. NORD is a patient advocacy organization for individuals with rare diseases and the organizations that serve them.
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- Online Mendelian Inheritance in Man (OMIM) is a catalog of human genes and genetic disorders. Each entry has a summary of related medical articles. It is meant for health care professionals and researchers. OMIM is maintained by Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.
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