Philip R. Cohen, MD; Razelle Kurzrock, MD
To the editor: Glaspy and colleagues (1) described low-grade fever, drug-induced neutrophilia, and the enlargement of existing skin lesions in addition to the appearance of new plaques in a 42-year-old woman with hairy cell leukemia and disease-associated erythematous papules of cutaneous vasculitis. The patient was receiving daily subcutaneous injections of recombinant human granulocyte colony-stimulating factor (G-CSF) for neutropenia. The cutaneous and systemic manifestations were attributed to the Sweet syndrome; a histologic evaluation of a lesional skin biopsy, necessary to establish the diagnosis, had not been obtained. On the basis of an unconfirmed diagnosis of the Sweet syndrome, the authors predicted
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Cohen PR, Kurzrock R. Diagnosing the Sweet Syndrome. Ann Intern Med. 1989;110:573–574. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-110-7-573_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1989;110(7):573-574.
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