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Sweet's Syndrome Occurring in a Patient of NPC During Remission - A Case Report -
Siu-Wah Mok, Jen-Hung Yang
Dermatol Sinica 12: 155-164, 1994

We herein report a rare association of Sweet's syndrome occurring in a patient with nasopharyngeal carcinoma. A 57-year-old woman of nasopharyngeal carcinoma in remission stage suffered an abrupt onset of painful erythematous plaques studded with pustules on the neck. Leukocytosis and marked elevation of the erythrocyte sedimentation rate were found. Histological examination revealed a dense neutrophilic infiltrate in the upper dermis. However, there were no pathognomic features of vasculitis. The skin lesion responded well to systemic corticosteroid therapy. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first documented case of Sweet's syndrome associated with nasopharyngeal carcinoma.

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