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ACHA M., Carolina; DAVILA VASQUEZ, Julio César; DAVILA VASQUEZ, Oscar Marcelo  and  TORRES ALDUNATE, Soraya. Sweet syndrome atipical located in left leg. Rev Cient Cienc Méd [online]. 2015, vol.18, n.1, pp.56-58. ISSN 2077-3323.

Sweet's Syndrome (SS) is a relapsing and rare skin disease, characterized by the appearance of painful inflammatory papules that become plates, accompanied by fever, arthralgia and peripheral leukocytosis. Most cases occur between 30 and 60 years old, being the unknown etiology, possibly by a hypersensitivity reaction type III, T cell activation by antigens or impaired neutrophil function without But none of these three mechanisms has been consistently demonstrated, This disease usually affects: face, neck, trunk and upper extremities and in some cases is associated with Yersinia infection. It presents a male patient of 74 years old transferred to Polyclinic No. 32 of the Caja Nacional de Salud (CNS) with symptoms of cellulitis in his left leg, it did not respond to initial treatment with Cefotaxime, Ciprofloxacin, Ranitidine and Ibuprofen, a biopsy is requested which has reported compatibility with Vascular dermatoses suggesting Sweet Syndrome and it's treated with Dapsone and Indomethacin.

Keywords : Sweet Syndrome; Biopsy; Hypersensitivity.

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