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A rare case report describing the relation between sweet syndrome and spontaneous recurrent peritonitis.

Rajjoub, Y and Saffaf, N and Goodman, A (2017) A rare case report describing the relation between sweet syndrome and spontaneous recurrent peritonitis. International journal of surgery case reports, 39. pp. 93-97. ISSN 2210-2612. This article is available to all HEFT staff and students via ASK Discovery tool http://tinyurl.com/z795c8c by using their HEFT Athens login IDs

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Abstract

INTRODUCTION

Sweet syndrome (acute febrile neutrophilic dermatosis) is a subset of rare inflammatory disorders, first described by Dr. Robert Douglas Sweet in 1964 (Sweet, 1964). The co-existence of Sweet syndrome and spontaneous recurrent peritonitis has never been previously mentioned in the medical literature.

PRESENTATION OF CASE

We report a case of a 37-year old female patient with known idiopathic Sweet syndrome, diagnosed on skin biopsy, who presented with multiple episodes of spontaneous peritonitis. Investigation through abdominal laparoscopy showed large amounts of free pus in the abdomen without bacterial isolation.

DISCUSSION

Differential diagnoses, investigations and management of suspected spontaneous peritonitis are discussed. It was suspected that her Sweet syndrome had caused a rare form of previously undescribed recurrent sterile peritonitis.

CONCLUSION

This case illustrates the importance of careful evaluation of patients with known inflammatory disorders, such as Sweet syndrome. It also demonstrates the need to have a multidisciplinary approach, by collaboration between the disciplines of medicine, surgery, microbiology and radiology.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: This article is available to all HEFT staff and students via ASK Discovery tool http://tinyurl.com/z795c8c by using their HEFT Athens login IDs
Subjects: WD Diseases and disorders of systemic, metabolic or environmental origin
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Depositing User: Mrs Caroline Tranter
Date Deposited: 05 Dec 2017 14:36
Last Modified: 05 Dec 2017 14:36
URI: http://www.repository.heartofengland.nhs.uk/id/eprint/1552

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