An unusual association between sweet's syndrome and metastatic papillary follicular thyroid carcinoma

Sunit Jariwala, Ariel Benson, Payal Patel, Adam Friedman, Kameelah Broadway

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Sweet's syndrome (SS), or acute febrile neutrophilic dermatosis, is marked by fever, leukocytosis, and painful erythematous papules/plaques resulting from neutrophil migration and accumulation in the dermis. This condition has been associated with underlying hematologic as well as solid malignancies. We describe a unique case of SS in a patient with metastatic papillary follicular thyroid carcinoma and group A streptococcal pharyngitis. The distribution of the patient's SS rash was similar to the rash of neutrophilic dermatosis (pustular vasculitis) of the dorsal hands.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)84-87
Number of pages4
JournalAnnals of Dermatology
Issue number1
StatePublished - Feb 1 2013



  • Carcinoma
  • Skin disease
  • Sweet syndrome
  • Thyroid gland

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dermatology

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