Sweet's syndrome (syn. acute febrile neutrophilic dermatosis; Gomm-Button disease)

Primary Care Dermatology Society - PCDS
Primary Care Dermatology Society (PCDS)
Publication date:
28 August 2019


Sweet’s syndrome is a neutrophilic dermatosis, characterised by fever, peripheral neutrophil leucocytosis and the acute onset of painful, erythematous papules, nodules or plaques. 

This guidance addresses the following aspects of the condition:

  • Aetiology
  • History
  • Clinical findings
  • Images
  • Investigations
  • Management