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Year : 2016  |  Volume : 5  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 102-103

Comments on - Acute febrile neutrophilic dermatosis (Sweet's syndrome)


Department of Ophthalmology, Dr. Yashwant Singh Parmar Govt. Medical College, Sirmour, Himachal Pradesh, India

Date of Web Publication25-Oct-2016

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Anubhav Chauhan
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DOI: 10.4103/2278-0521.193024

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Dear Sir,

We read with great interest the excellent article by Iqbal et al. titled "Acute febrile neutrophilic dermatosis (Sweet's syndrome)." [1] We applaud the authors on diagnosing and managing the rare entity but would like to add interesting information which has not been presented.

Involvement of the eyes, joints, oral mucosa, lungs, liver, kidneys, and central nervous system has been described. [2] Ocular involvement most commonly is in the form of conjunctivitis, others being periorbital and orbital inflammation, dacryoadenitis, episcleritis, scleritis, limbal nodules, peripheral ulcerative keratitis, iritis, glaucoma, and choroiditis. The ocular inflammation appears concurrently with skin lesions. [3]

Second, the diagnostic criteria for sweet syndrome have not been clearly stated by the respected authors. Diagnostic criteria for classical Sweet's syndrome versus drug-induced Sweet's syndrome. [4]



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1.
Iqbal B, Kumar H, Kambale T. Acute febrile neutrophilic dermatosis (Sweet′s syndrome). Saudi J Health Sci 2016;5:46-8.  Back to cited text no. 1
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2.
von den Driesch P. Sweet′s syndrome (acute febrile neutrophilic dermatosis). J Am Acad Dermatol 1994;31:535-56.  Back to cited text no. 2
    
3.
Gottlieb CC, Mishra A, Belliveau D, Green P, Heathcote JG. Ocular involvement in acute febrile neutrophilic dermatosis (Sweet syndrome): New cases and review of the literature. Surv Ophthalmol 2008;53:219-26.  Back to cited text no. 3
    
4.
Cohen PR. Sweet′s syndrome - A comprehensive review of an acute febrile neutrophilic dermatosis. Orphanet J Rare Dis 2007;2:34.  Back to cited text no. 4
    




 

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