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Autumn 2017, Vol. 25 No. 3

Hong Kong J. Dermatol. Venereol. (2017) 25, 128-132

Case Report

A case of Sweet's syndrome with marked facial swelling and fluid collection


JE Seol 薛禎恩, SH Park 朴蘇熙, DH Kim 金道亨, JN Kang 姜情暖, H Kim 金孝鎮


A 43-year-old woman presented with a one-day history of painful erythematous patches with swelling on face, accompanied by fever of 38.4°C. Laboratory tests showed leukocytosis with neutrophil predominance and increased erythrocyte sedimentation rate and C-reactive protein level. Histopathological examination revealed dense neutrophil infiltration in dermis. She was diagnosed with Sweet syndrome and treated with systemic corticosteroids, after which she showed clinical improvement. As the corticosteroids were being tapered, however, facial swelling developed with focal fluid collection. Incision and drainage were performed, and cyclosporine, colchicine, and dapsone were administered. After 16 weeks, she showed marked clinical improvement.


Keywords: Sweet syndrome

關鍵詞: 史維特症候群