Skeletal Radiology

, Volume 40, Issue 6, pp 779–782

MRI findings of neutrophilic fasciitis in a patient with acute febrile neutrophilic dermatosis (Sweet’s syndrome)

  • Michele Gaeta
  • Achille Mileto
  • Olimpia Musumeci
  • Mario Vaccaro
  • Maria Catena Monici
  • Mauro Sergi
  • Alfredo Blandino
  • Carmelo Rodolico
Case Report

DOI: 10.1007/s00256-011-1104-8

Cite this article as:
Gaeta, M., Mileto, A., Musumeci, O. et al. Skeletal Radiol (2011) 40: 779. doi:10.1007/s00256-011-1104-8

Abstract

Acute febrile neutrophilic dermatosis (Sweet’s syndrome) is a clinical condition that is histopathologically characterized by infiltration of the dermis with mature neutrophils with or without vessel wall destruction. Frequently, an extracutaneous systemic disease can be seen. We report magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) findings of neutrophilic fasciitis in a 62-year-old man with Sweet’s syndrome and musculoskeletal involvement. The musculoskeletal system is rarely involved in Sweet’s syndrome and, to our knowledge, no previous report of MRI findings of neutrophilic fasciitis with myofascial involvement exists in the literature.

Keywords

Sweet’s syndromeAcute neutrophilic dermatosisMRINeutrophilic fasciitisEosinophilic fasciitis

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Michele Gaeta
    • 1
  • Achille Mileto
    • 1
  • Olimpia Musumeci
    • 2
  • Mario Vaccaro
    • 3
  • Maria Catena Monici
    • 2
  • Mauro Sergi
    • 1
  • Alfredo Blandino
    • 1
  • Carmelo Rodolico
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Radiological SciencesPoliclinico “G. Martino”, University of MessinaMessinaItaly
  2. 2.Department of Neurosciences, Psychiatry and AnesthesiologyPoliclinico “G. Martino”, University of MessinaMessinaItaly
  3. 3.Department of Territorial Social MedicinePoliclinico “G. Martino”, University of MessinaMessinaItaly