Localized sweet's syndrome in an irradiated field

Ga Youn Lee, Mi Ok Do, Seong Hyun Kim, Hae Young Choi, Ki Bum Myung, You Won Choi

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Sweet's syndrome is a reactive dermatosis characterized clinically by fever, leukocytosis, and multiple, erythematous, painful plaques. Histopathologic examination reveals a band-like dense dermal inflammatory infiltrate composed mainly of neutrophils with papillary dermal edema, and no features of vasculitis. We report a case of a 56-year-old female diagnosed with cervical cancer, who underwent surgery and concurrent chemoradiation therapy. Approximately 3 years after completing treatment, she presented with erythematous plaques, principally within the radiation field; the skin biopsy showed features consistent with Sweet's syndrome.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)300-303
Number of pages4
JournalAnnals of Dermatology
Issue number3
StatePublished - Aug 2009


  • Acute febrile neutrophilic dermatosis
  • Cervical carcinoma
  • Irradiation
  • Radiotherapy
  • Sweet's syndrome


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