Acute febrile neutrophilic dermatosis in childhood (Sweet's syndrome)


Dr P. Collins, City of Dublin Skin and Cancer Hospital, Hume Street, Dublin 2, Republic of Ireland.


We report a case of Sweet's syndrome in childhood. Our patient suffered from repeated fevers, chest infections and had characteristic erythematous plaques. The severity of his illness increased with age and warranted oral steroid treatment. We review 16 cases reported to date in the literature and comment on the management and prognosis of the disease in childhood.