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Granulomatous vasculitis as a complication of potassium iodide treatment for Sweet´s syndrome

Eeckhout E, Willemsen M, Deconinck A, Somers G.
DOI: 10.2340/0001555567362364


A case of Sweet´s syndrome treated with potassium iodide is hereby described. The patient responded well a few days after the initiation of therapy, but the evolution was complicated with a severe clinical deterioration two weeks later. Systemic vasculitis was diagnosed on the basis of significant impairment of renal function, involvement of the eyes (papillitis) and the skin biopsy which showed a leukocytoclastic vasculitis. This systemic vasculitis was attributed to the potassium iodide therapy.


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