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Department of Medicine; Department of Pathology; Department of Dermatology; Department of Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology

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Dermatology | Digestive System Diseases | Gastroenterology | Pathology | Skin and Connective Tissue Diseases


Sweet syndrome is a rare skin condition characterized by painful papules, nodules, or plaques with dense neutrophilic infiltrate in the upper dermis. It has been observed as idiopathic (classical), malignancy-associated, and drug-induced. The pathogenesis is not completely understood, but it is thought to involve hypersensitivity reactions to specific triggers. In some cases the etiology is unclear or may be multifactorial. We present a case of Sweet syndrome secondary to ulcerative colitis flare versus adalimumab re-induction.


Sweet syndrome, ulcerative colitis

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Copyright © 2021 Courtney Stead et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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Stead C, Hakimian S, Luffman C, Elaba Z, Orlowski G, Marya N. Sweet Syndrome, Not so Sweet during an Ulcerative Colitis Flare Especially When You Cannot Eat. Case Rep Gastrointest Med. 2021 Sep 30;2021:9940391. doi: 10.1155/2021/9940391. PMID: 34631178; PMCID: PMC8497118. Link to article on publisher's site

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Case reports in gastrointestinal medicine

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