An uncommon ocular manifestation of sweet syndrome: Peripheral ulcerative keratitis and nodular scleritis

BİLGİN A. B., TAVAS P., Turkoglu E. B., İLHAN H. D., Toru S., APAYDIN K. C.

Arquivos Brasileiros de Oftalmologia, vol.78, no.1, pp.53-55, 2015 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 78 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Doi Number: 10.5935/0004-2749.20150015
  • Journal Name: Arquivos Brasileiros de Oftalmologia
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.53-55
  • Keywords: Sweet syndrome/diagnosis, Scleritis, Corneal ulcer, FEBRILE NEUTROPHILIC DERMATOSIS, INVOLVEMENT
  • Akdeniz University Affiliated: Yes


Sweet syndrome (acute febrile neutrophilic dermatosis) is characterized by fever, neutrophilic leukocytosis, and abrupt appearance of painful erythematous nodules and plaques, particularly on the face, neck, and limbs. In this study, we report a very rare case of Sweet syndrome in which the patient presented nodular scleritis and peripheral ulcerative keratitis during the dermatologically inactive period of the disease.