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Sudden Visual Loss Due to Occlusive Venous Vasculitis Associated With Sweet Syndrome

Won Kyung Song, MD; Dongsik Bang, MD, PhD; Yoon Jin Choi, MD; Sung Chul Lee, MD, PhD; Sang Ho Oh, MD
Arch Dermatol. 2009;145(2):216-218. doi:10.1001/archdermatol.2008.560.
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Figure 1.

Clinical (A and B) and funduscopic (C) photographs of the subject patient. A, Erythematous pustular papules on the face. B, Multiple erythematous tender nodules on the legs. C, The left eye demonstrates an occlusive vasculitis with dense retinal hemorrhage, whitish exudates, and vascular sheathing at the posterior pole.

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Figure 2.

Histopathologic findings of a leg lesion specimen demonstrates Sweet syndrome–like neutrophilic lobular panniculitis (hematoxylin-eosin, original magnification ×100).

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