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Sweet Syndrome in a Case of Schistosomiasis—A Rare Complication of Rare Disease: A Case Report

Souren Pal, Ankita Mondal, Boudhayan Bhattacharjee, Arnab Banerjee, Tapashi Ghosh, Abhishek Sengupta

Keywords : Bilharziasis, Case report, Schistosomiasis, Sweet syndrome

Citation Information : Pal S, Mondal A, Bhattacharjee B, Banerjee A, Ghosh T, Sengupta A. Sweet Syndrome in a Case of Schistosomiasis—A Rare Complication of Rare Disease: A Case Report. Bengal Physician Journal 2024; 11 (2):80-82.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10070-8044

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 06-07-2024

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2024; The Author(s).


Introduction: Schistosomiasis, also known as bilharziasis is a parasitic disease caused by blood flukes (Trematode worms) of the genus Schistosoma. Schistosomiasis is prevalent in tropical and subtropical areas, especially in poor communities without access to safe drinking water and a lack of sanitary facilities. It is rare in the Indian subcontinent. Sweet's syndrome, also known as acute febrile neutrophilic dermatosis, is a rare inflammatory condition. It is considered to be the prototype disease of neutrophilic dermatoses. Case description: Here we report a case of urinary schistosomiasis along with sweets syndrome in a case of 56 years old male residing at Digha, West Bengal. Although it is very rare in our country, it is probably the second case report of schistosomiasis in India after Maharashtra. Again, schistosomiasis complicated by sweet syndrome was never been reported worldwide. Conclusion: This case report should aware the physician treat any patient with fever with hematuria, particularly living in the coastal area and/or history of travel to the coastal area in our country or abroad.

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