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In medicine, Sweet's Syndrome is a "condition characterized by large, rapidly extending, erythematous, tender plaques on the upper body usually accompanied by fever and dermal infiltration of neutrophilic leukocytes. It occurs mostly in middle-aged women, is often preceded by an upper respiratory infection, and clinically resembles erythema multiforme. Sweet's syndrome may herald the appearance of leukemia."[1]

Up to half of patients have underlying malignancy.[2]

Sweet's Syndrome may be life threatening.[3]


  1. Anonymous (2020), Sweet's Syndrome (English). Medical Subject Headings. U.S. National Library of Medicine.
  2. Fett DL, Gibson LE, Su WP (March 1995). "Sweet's syndrome: systemic signs and symptoms and associated disorders". Mayo Clin. Proc. 70 (3): 234–40. PMID 7861810[e]
  3. Naz E, Ruano M, Vidaurrázaga C, et al (July 2000). "Sweets syndrome as a life-threatening dermatosis". Am. J. Med. 109 (1): 73–4. DOI:10.1016/S0002-9343(00)00368-5. PMID 10991744. Research Blogging.