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Sweet syndrome associated with furosemide.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  15954518     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
This case report describes a case of Sweet syndrome (SS) related to use of furosemide in a 46-year-old female who was admitted for treatment of congestive heart failure. Three days after administration of furosemide, the patient had a fever and a skin eruption appeared on her wrists, forearms, and legs. Biopsy of the skin lesion was consistent with SS. Infection was thought to be unlikely because of negative blood cultures, echocardiography, and other imaging studies. Careful review of her medications revealed that the patient received furosemide before the appearance of the skin eruption and fever. After discontinuation of furosemide, the patient's skin lesion and fever resolved. A MEDLINE search from June 1966 to May 2004 revealed only one reference documenting the association of SS with furosemide administration. Patients who have development of SS without an obvious cause should have their medication list closely reviewed.
Gurushankar Govindarajan; Qaiser Bashir; Saravanan Kuppuswamy; Charles Brooks
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Southern medical journal     Volume:  98     ISSN:  0038-4348     ISO Abbreviation:  South. Med. J.     Publication Date:  2005 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2005-06-15     Completed Date:  2005-06-30     Revised Date:  2008-11-21    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0404522     Medline TA:  South Med J     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  570-2     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
University of Missouri Health Science Center, Department of Internal Medicine, MA 406, One Hospital Drive, Columbia, MO 65212, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Diuretics / adverse effects*
Drug Eruptions / etiology*
Furosemide / adverse effects*
Heart Failure / drug therapy
Middle Aged
Sweet Syndrome / chemically induced*,  pathology
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Diuretics; 54-31-9/Furosemide

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