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Winter 2014, Vol. 22 No. 4

Hong Kong J. Dermatol. Venereol. (2014) 22, 185-189

Case Report

Acute onset of fever and rash in a patient with acute myeloid leukaemia: a case of Sweet's syndrome


KY Kung 龔家怡, NJ Trendell-Smith, CK Yeung 楊志強


A young man with underlying acute myeloid leukaemia presented with acute onset of fever and erythematous papules and plaques with pustules on the face and limbs. The clinical and histological findings were compatible with a diagnosis of Sweet's syndrome. He was treated with topical steroid and topical antibiotics with complete resolution of the skin lesions. In this article, the condition of Sweet's syndrome will be reviewed.


Keywords: Acute febrile neutrophilic dermatosis, Sweet's syndrome

關鍵詞: 急性發燒嗜中性白血球增多皮膚症、史維特氏症候群