Table 8

Clinical differential diagnosis of Sweet's syndrome

Cutaneous conditions

Acral erythema

Drug eruptions

Halogenoderma

Rosacea fulminans

Infectious and inflammatory disorders

Bacterial sepsis

Cellulitis

Erysipelas

Herpes simplex virus

Herpes zoster virus

Leprosy

Lymphangiitis

Panniculitis

Pyoderma gangrenosum

Syphilis

Systemic mycoses

Thrombophlebitis

Tuberculosis

Viral exanthem

Neoplastic conditions

Chloroma

Leukemia cutis

Lymphoma

Metastatic tumor

Reactive erythemas

Erythema multiforme

Erythema nodosum

Urticaria

Systemic diseases

Behcet's disease

Bowel bypass syndrome

Dermatomyositis

Familial Mediterranean fever

Lupus erythematosus

Vasculitis

Erythema elevatum diutinum

Granuloma faciale

Leukocytoclastic vasculitis

Periarteritis nodosa


Source [15]: Adapted with permission from Cohen PR, Kurzrock R: Sweet's syndrome and cancer. Clin Dermatol 1993;11:149–157. Copyright 1993, Reprinted with permission from Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, United Kingdom.

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