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Sweet´s syndrome associated with Crohn´s disease

Becuwe C, Delaporte E, Colombel JF, Piette F, Cortot A, Bergoend H.
DOI: 10.2340/0001555569444445


The first known case involving an association of Sweet´s syndrome with Crohn´s disease is described. A 36-year-old woman developed a diarrhea, fever, and infiltrated erythematous cutaneous plaques on neck and limbs, consistent with a presumptive diagnosis of Sweet´s syndrome. This was confirmed by a skin biopsy showing a dense dermal infiltrate of polymorphonuclear leukocytes. Crohn´s disease, extending from the anus to the terminal ileum, was diagnosed as well. Prednisolone treatment resulted in the improvement of both the bowel disease and skin lesions.


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