Sweet's syndrome: Immunopathogenetic aspects

G. F. Altomare, P. D. Pigatto, M. M. Polenghi, V. Boneschi

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Sweet's syndrome is a rare skin disease whose aetiopathogenesis is not yet completely clear. Not all Authors agree in considering the syndrome as a paraneoplastic reaction and very probably the dermatitis should be considered as a hypersensitivity reaction. The constant finding of an abundant leukocyte infiltrate in the superficial derma has suggested the hypothesis that the PMN may play a fundamental role in the pathogenesis of Sweet's syndrome. Here a rare male case of Sweet's syndrome which offered the chance to evaluate certain important neutrophil function parameters rarely reported in the literature of this disease is reported.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)345-348
Number of pages4
JournalGiornale Italiano di Dermatologia e Venereologia
Issue number7-8
Publication statusPublished - 1988

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dermatology


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