Sweet's syndrome with neurologic manifestations in a patient with esophageal adenocarcinoma: case report and review of the literature
Article first published online: 17 SEP 2009
© 2009 The International Society of Dermatology
International Journal of Dermatology
Volume 48, Issue 10, pages 1062–1065, October 2009
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Sobol, U. A., Sherman, K. L., Smith, J., Nagda, S. N., Micetich, K., Nickoloff, B. J. and Shoup, M. C. (2009), Sweet's syndrome with neurologic manifestations in a patient with esophageal adenocarcinoma: case report and review of the literature. International Journal of Dermatology, 48: 1062–1065. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-4632.2009.04138.x
- Issue published online: 17 SEP 2009
- Article first published online: 17 SEP 2009
Background Sweet's syndrome, also known as febrile neutrophilic dermatosis, can occur in patients with an underlying malignancy and can present with extracutaneous manifestations, including neurologic symptoms.
Methods This report describes a 62-year-old man with adenocarcinoma of the esophagus who developed Sweet's syndrome and whose postoperative course was complicated by encephalitis.
Results A diagnosis of Sweet's syndrome with neurologic manifestations was made, and the patient was treated with oral corticosteroids. His symptoms improved markedly within 12 h.
Conclusion Neurologic symptoms in Sweet's syndrome are infrequently reported and have not been described previously in a patient with adenocarcinoma of the esophagus.