Sweet's syndrome and a Mirena® intrauterine system

Matthew Hamill, Jonathan Bowling, F. Vega-Lopez

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A woman fitted with a Mirena® intrauterine system (IUS) for menorrhagia presented with a short history of fever and progressive skin lesions. Histological examination of a skin biopsy was compatible with the clinical diagnosis of Sweet's syndrome. Treatment was with topical and oral steroids, however the condition relapsed on reduction of the steroid dose. Symptoms finally resolved on removal of the IUS and the patient remained symptom free at 9-month follow-up. There have been previous reports of Sweet's syndrome in association with hormonal contraceptives, however this is believed to be the first reported case in association with a Mirena IUS.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)115-116
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of Family Planning and Reproductive Health Care
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Apr 1 2004
Externally publishedYes


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Sciences (miscellaneous)
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Reproductive Medicine

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