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Table 8 Clinical differential diagnosis of Sweet's syndrome

From: Sweet's syndrome – a comprehensive review of an acute febrile neutrophilic dermatosis

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
  1. 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.