Pediatric Cardiology

, Volume 20, Issue 4, pp 295–297

Cardiovascular Involvement in a Boy with Sweet's Syndrome

  • J.M.  Guia
  • J.  Frias
  • F.J.  Castro
  • M.  Gracián
Article

DOI: 10.1007/s002469900468

Cite this article as:
Guia, J., Frias, J., Castro, F. et al. Pediatr Cardiol (1999) 20: 295. doi:10.1007/s002469900468

Abstract.

Acute febrile neutrophilic dermatosis (Sweet's syndrome) is a rare disease in infancy. It may present in an isolated manner or be associated with diverse conditions. Only two children with postinflammatory slack skin who developed cardiovascular disease have been described to date, both of whom died from coronary artery occlusion. We report a boy with Sweet's syndrome and diffuse vascular disease involving the aorta and the supraaortic vessels, the pulmonary trunk, and the right coronary artery but without signs of coronary obstruction.

Key words: Acute febrile neutrophilic dermatosis — Sweet's syndrome — Postinflammatory slack skin — Vascular disease

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© Springer-Verlag New York Inc. 1999

Authors and Affiliations

  • J.M.  Guia
    • 1
  • J.  Frias
    • 2
  • F.J.  Castro
    • 1
  • M.  Gracián
    • 1
  1. 1.Sección de Cardiologia Pediátrica, Hospital Infantil, ``Virgen de la Arrixaca,'' Crta. Murcia-Cartagena s/n, El Palmar, 30120 Murcia, SpainES
  2. 2.Sección de Dermatologia Pediátrica, Hospital Infantil, ``Virgen de la Arrixaca,'' Crta. Murcia-Cartagena s/n, El Palmar, 30120 Murcia, SpainES