Join us as Dr. Jacob Levitt, Vice Chairman, Program Director & Professor at Mt. Sinai Medical Center discusses a rare condition called Sweet Syndrome which often goes undiagnosed and can develop due to breast cancer surgery. If you suspect you may have Sweet Syndrome or an other conditions discussed in this (or any other) program, be sure to contact your plastic surgeon and/or primary physician for a referral to a qualified dermatologist. Sweet Syndrome can cause many complications after breast surgery and is often confused with infection. It’s always best to ask for a dermatological evaluation if you are not healing within 2-3 weeks after lumpectomy/mastectomy. Below are a few pictures of what Sweet Syndrome can resemble in breast cancer patients.
Below are a few pictures of what Sweet Syndrome can resemble in breast cancer patients.
Dr. Jacob Levitt, M.D. is Vice Chairman, Program Director, and Professor at The Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York, NY. Clinical interests include autoimmune bullous disease, head lice, scabies, and medical education. Dr. Levitt did his dermatology residency at The Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York, NY, his internship at Sound Shore Medical Center, New Rochelle, NY, and medical school training at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, NY. He received a B.A. degree in Chemistry from Yale University. In medical school, Dr. Levitt was a co-founder of the ECHO Free Clinic in the Bronx, NY 1999-2000, designed to render medical care to uninsured patients. The first of its kind in the nation, this clinic model has been emulated by medical schools across the country. Dr. Levitt has over 60 publications, including one book. From 2004-2010, Dr. Levitt was a vice president of Taro Pharmaceuticals U.S.A., Inc., a company founded by his grandfather. Non-work activities include twenty-nine years of Shotokan Karate (4th degree black belt and instructor) and being President and Medical Director of the Periodic Paralysis Association (he has hypokalemic periodic paralysis). Visit him at: http://bit.ly/dermedu and http://www.periodicparalysis.org
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