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Thorax 65:1119-1120 doi:10.1136/thx.2009.133256
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Tracheo-bronchial involvement in Sweet syndrome

  1. Yuko Katayama
  1. Department of Respiratory Medicine, Takatsuki Red Cross Hospital, Takatsuki city, Osaka, Japan
  1. Correspondence to Dr Kazuya Tanimura, Department of Respiratory Medicine, Takatsuki Red Cross Hospital, Abuno 1-1-1, Takatsuki city, Osaka, 569-1096, Japan; tanigue1981{at}yahoo.co.jp
  • Accepted 25 May 2010
  • Published Online First 6 September 2010

A 70-year-old man with myelofibrosis and Sweet syndrome (acute febrile neutrophilic dermatosis) presented with a 2 month history of cough with bloody sputum (figure 1). No infiltration was visible on a chest radiograph.

Figure 1

A well-defined erythematous plaque on the dorsal surface of the hand.

On bronchoscopic examination, a centrally depressed macular lesion with an eroded surface was revealed in the anterior tracheal wall, …

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