Sweet's syndrome in a patient with chronic lymphocytic leukaemia.

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/11287/620458
Title:
Sweet's syndrome in a patient with chronic lymphocytic leukaemia.
Authors:
Smith, C. R.; Williams, Penelope
Abstract:
Bullous Sweet's syndrome is a rare variant of the inflammatory neutrophilic dermatosis characterised by painful bullous skin lesions, fever, leukocytosis and a neutrophilic infiltrate of the dermis. The condition may be classified according to aetiology into classical (idiopathic), malignancy-associated and drug-induced. Neutrophilic infiltration occurs in response to a systemic insult. A punch biopsy for histology and culture is necessary due to its close resemblance to infection. Characteristic histology features a dense infiltration of neutrophils in the upper and mid dermis, oedema in the superficial dermis and endothelial swelling. Treatment with systemic glucocorticosteroids typically results in a dramatic clinical response. This case report illustrates a rare case of bullous Sweet syndrome associated with chronic lymphocytic leukaemia in a 53-year-old man.
Citation:
Sweet's syndrome in a patient with chronic lymphocytic leukaemia. 2017, 2017 BMJ Case Rep
Publisher:
BMJ
Journal:
BMJ case reports
Issue Date:
7-Aug-2017
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/11287/620458
DOI:
10.1136/bcr-2017-220317
PubMed ID:
28784883
Additional Links:
http://casereports.bmj.com/cgi/pmidlookup?view=long&pmid=28784883
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Type:
Case Report
Language:
en
ISSN:
1757-790X
Appears in Collections:
Dermatology; 2017 RD&E publications

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dc.contributor.authorSmith, C. R.en
dc.contributor.authorWilliams, Penelopeen
dc.date.accessioned2017-10-18T14:38:34Z-
dc.date.available2017-10-18T14:38:34Z-
dc.date.issued2017-08-07-
dc.identifier.citationSweet's syndrome in a patient with chronic lymphocytic leukaemia. 2017, 2017 BMJ Case Repen
dc.identifier.issn1757-790X-
dc.identifier.pmid28784883-
dc.identifier.doi10.1136/bcr-2017-220317-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11287/620458-
dc.description.abstractBullous Sweet's syndrome is a rare variant of the inflammatory neutrophilic dermatosis characterised by painful bullous skin lesions, fever, leukocytosis and a neutrophilic infiltrate of the dermis. The condition may be classified according to aetiology into classical (idiopathic), malignancy-associated and drug-induced. Neutrophilic infiltration occurs in response to a systemic insult. A punch biopsy for histology and culture is necessary due to its close resemblance to infection. Characteristic histology features a dense infiltration of neutrophils in the upper and mid dermis, oedema in the superficial dermis and endothelial swelling. Treatment with systemic glucocorticosteroids typically results in a dramatic clinical response. This case report illustrates a rare case of bullous Sweet syndrome associated with chronic lymphocytic leukaemia in a 53-year-old man.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherBMJen
dc.relation.urlhttp://casereports.bmj.com/cgi/pmidlookup?view=long&pmid=28784883en
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to BMJ case reportsen
dc.subjectWessex Classification Subject Headings::Dermatologyen
dc.titleSweet's syndrome in a patient with chronic lymphocytic leukaemia.en
dc.typeCase Reporten
dc.identifier.journalBMJ case reportsen
dc.description.noteRD&E staff can access the full-text of this article. Click on the Additional Link above and log in with NHS OpenAthens if prompted.en
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