Sweet syndrome (acute febrile neutrophilic dermatosis) associated with pulmonary coccidioidomycosis

David J. DiCaudo, Karel Jill Ortiz, Stephanie J. Mengden, Katherine K. Lim

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Background: Sweet syndrome (acute febrile neutrophilic dermatosis) may arise in association with a variety of underlying systemic diseases. Only 1 case of coccidioidomycosis-associated Sweet syndrome has previously been reported. Observations: We describe 2 patients who developed Sweet syndrome during the onset of acute pulmonary coccidioidomycosis. Systemic antifungal therapy was given in both cases. Respiratory symptoms and skin lesions resolved within 5 weeks. Conclusions: Sweet syndrome may be a presenting feature of coccidioidomycosis. Recognition of the underlying pulmonary infection is important so that inappropriate treatment with systemic corticosteroids can be avoided.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)881-884
Number of pages4
JournalArchives of Dermatology
Issue number7
StatePublished - Jul 2005
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dermatology


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