• Defined as generalized erythema of the skin involving more than 90% of the body surface area.
    • Most common causes:
      • Drug eruptions
      • Psoriasis
      • Atopic dermatitis
      • Cutaneous T-cell lymphoma
      • Idiopathic

    Sweet Syndrome (Febrile Neutrophilic Dermatosis)

    • Sweet syndrome is also known as acute febrile neutrophilic dermatosis.
    • It is more common in adults than children.
    • The majority of patients have a fever, arthralgia, myalgia, and arthritis.
    • Edematous red-purple plaques on the trunk and extremities.
      • Painful or burning, not pruritic.
    • Sweet syndrome is often considered a reactive syndrome.
      • Associated with:
        • Preceding respiratory or gastrointestinal tract illness
        • Malignancy occurs in 10% of patients.
    • Treatment:
      • Systemic corticosteroids.
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    • Taken from wikipedia

    Toxic Shock Syndrome

    • Many different skin manifestations.
    • Initially a diffuse erythroderma resembling sunburn that involves both the skin and the mucousmembranes.
    • Associated with:
      • Infection
      • Wounds
      • Nasal packs
      • Menstruation
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