Sweet Syndrome in Infancy
Article first published online: 21 APR 2010
© 2010 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
Volume 27, Issue 2, pages 208–209, March/April 2010
How to Cite
MOHR, M. R., TOROSKY, C. M., HOOD, A. F., CUNNION, K. M., FISHER, R. G. and WILLIAMS, J. V. (2010), Sweet Syndrome in Infancy. Pediatric Dermatology, 27: 208–209. doi: 10.1111/j.1525-1470.2010.01113.x
- Issue published online: 21 APR 2010
- Article first published online: 21 APR 2010
Abstract: Sweet syndrome, or acute febrile neutrophilic dermatosis, is characterized by the presence of fever, peripheral leukocytosis, painful erythematous plaques and nodules, and a predominately neutrophilic dermal infiltrate. We report a case occurring in a 10-week-old male child, with preceding upper respiratory tract, and gastrointestinal infection symptoms. Sweet syndrome occurring in an infant should prompt a work-up for immunodeficiency, as well as a review of the peripheral blood smear to rule out the rare case of malignancy.