Case Report

A Case of Cellulitis-Like Sweet Syndrome


  • Emine Çölgeçen
  • Ayşe Erbay
  • Sevinç Şahin
  • Selda Seçkin

J Turk Acad Dermatol 2015;9(4):0-0


Sweet syndrome (SS) is a rare dermatological disease characterized by fever, leucocytosis, well-demarcated, erythematous papules and plaques which show dense neutrophilic infiltration. It can be idiopathic or associated with infections, malignancies, drug hypersensitivity, sarcoidosis, and autoimmune diseases. Lesions are generally on upper extremities and face. Leg lesions are rare. It is generally treated with systemic or local corticosteroids.

Herein, we present a case of SS located in the lower extremity that mimics cellulitis because of its rarity.

Keywords: Acute febrile neutrophilic dermatosis, Cellulitis, Idiopathic, Sweet syndrome