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Sweet's syndrome representing a flare of Behçet's disease

F. Wu, X. Luo, G. Yuan

Institute of Rheumatology and Immunology, Affiliated Hospital of North Sichuan Medical College, Nanchong, Sichuan, China.

CER3621
2009 Vol.27, N°2 ,Suppl.53 - PI 0088, PF 0090
Case Reports

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Abstract

A case of Sweet`s syndrome (SS) associated with Behçet`s disease (BD) is presented. A 42-year-old Chinese woman was admitted for an eruption of tender, erythematous papules over the neck, which histological changes were typical of SS. She had a three-year history of oral and genital ulcers that was in remission for two months, but flared shortly after the eruption. SS in association with BD has been reported only in few cases. On reviewing the literature, some overlapping manifestations exist between BD and SS and it is possible that some common pathogenesis pathways may be shared by BD and SS.

PMID: 19796541 [PubMed]