Acute febrile neutrophilic dermatosis

Summary: Acute febrile neutrophilic dermatosis is a skin condition characterized by fever, inflammation of the joints (arthritis), and painful skin lesions that appear mainly on the face, neck, back and arms.[1, 2] Although middle-aged women are most likely ...1

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Symptoms of Acute febrile neutrophilic dermatosis

Symptoms: The most obvious signs of acute febrile neutrophilic dermatosis are distinctive skin lesions that usually develop according to a specific pattern. Typically, a series of small red bumps appear suddenly on the back, neck, arms and face, often after ...2

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Causes of Acute febrile neutrophilic dermatosis

Cause: In many cases, the cause of acute febrile neutrophilic dermatosis is unknown (idiopathic).[1, 2] But sometimes, it can be a sign of an immune system response to one of the following:[1, 4][3]

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Treatments: Acute febrile neutrophilic dermatosis

Treatment: Left untreated, acute febrile neutrophilic dermatosis not associated with a more serious condition may disappear on its own within one to three months. Medications, such as corticosteroids (prednisone or prednisolone), can improve skin lesions and associated symptoms in just ...3

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Names and Terminology

Other Names: Sweet syndrome; SS; Neutrophilic dermatosis, acute febrile; Sweet syndrome; SS; Neutrophilic dermatosis, acute febrile; Gomm Button disease ...Source: GARD (NIH)4 ...

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References

  1. Source: GARD (NIH): rarediseases.info.nih.gov/ diseases/ 521/ acute-febrile-neutrophilic-dermatosis
  2. ibid.
  3. ibid.
  4. ibid.

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