Original Investigations

European Journal of Pediatrics

, Volume 145, Issue 4, pp 303-305

Sweet syndrome in early childhood

  • R. LittAffiliated withDepartment of Pediatrics, Bikur Cholim General Hospital
  • , D. BranskiAffiliated withDepartment of Pediatrics, Bikur Cholim General Hospital
  • , E. Gross-KieselsteinAffiliated withDepartment of Pediatrics, Bikur Cholim General Hospital
  • , A. AbrahamovAffiliated withDepartment of Pediatrics, Bikur Cholim General Hospital
  • , A. RubinowAffiliated withDepartment of Internal Medicine A, Hadassah Medical Center

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Abstract

A 21-month-old child with acute febrile dermatosis, leukocytosis and skin biopsy showing intradermal neutrophil infiltrate was diagnosed as suffering from Sweet syndrome. This syndrome is rare in children, described heretofore in only seven pacdiatric patients. The clinical and histological features, differential diagnosis, as well as the potential association with more widespread systemic diseases are discussed.

Key words

Acute febrile neutrophilic dermatosis Sweet syndrome Acute myelogenous leukaemia