Pathergy is when lesions can develop in an area where the skin is damaged or irritated. It affects some Sweet's syndrome patients but not all, and I appear to be one of them.
In my case, SS lesions can sometimes appear when I pluck my eyebrows; wax my legs (I have to carefully shave instead); when my skin is scratched; on my scalp if I brush my hair too roughly; in areas where my skin is irritated by health & beauty, cleaning products e.t.c.
I would be really interested to know if anyone else has problems with this.
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