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Acquired Cutis Laxa in Childhood Sweet’s Syndrome


Address correspondence to S.G.M.A. Pasmans, M.D., Ph.D., Department of Dermatology and Allergology, University Medical Center Utrecht, Heidelberglaan 100, 3584 CX Utrecht, The Netherlands, or e-mail:


Abstract:  In Sweet’s syndrome, the essential features are the characteristic morphology of the lesions, their histologic appearance, the dramatic response to corticosteroids and the absence of scarring. We report an 8-month-old infant in whom Sweet’s syndrome was diagnosed and who developed acquired cutis laxa in the skin lesions.