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."
Up to half of patients have underlying malignancy.
Sweet's Syndrome may be life threatening.
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