Pediatric Sweet Syndrome: Case Report and Literature Review
Article first published online: 3 AUG 2009
© 2009 The Authors. Journal compilation © 2009 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
Volume 26, Issue 4, pages 452–457, July/August 2009
How to Cite
Halpern, J. and Salim, A. (2009), Pediatric Sweet Syndrome: Case Report and Literature Review. Pediatric Dermatology, 26: 452–457. doi: 10.1111/j.1525-1470.2009.00952.x
- Issue published online: 3 AUG 2009
- Article first published online: 3 AUG 2009
Abstract: We report on an 18-month-old boy with a typical presentation of Sweet syndrome following an upper respiratory tract illness. No evidence of hematologic malignancy was found and he was successfully treated with oral prednisolone. A comprehensive literature review has summarized the features of pediatric Sweet syndrome from 66 reported cases. Cases occurring under the age of 3 years had a male predominance and no association with malignancy, whereas cases over the age of 3 years had an equal sex distribution and were strongly associated with myeloid line hematologic malignancies. Identified complications were serious with an overall mortality of 9% rising to 40% with cardiovascular involvement.