European Journal of Pediatrics

, Volume 145, Issue 4, pp 303–305 | Cite as

Sweet syndrome in early childhood

  • R. Litt
  • D. Branski
  • E. Gross-Kieselstein
  • A. Abrahamov
  • A. Rubinow
Original Investigations


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 


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© Springer-Verlag 1986

Authors and Affiliations

  • R. Litt
    • 1
  • D. Branski
    • 1
  • E. Gross-Kieselstein
    • 1
  • A. Abrahamov
    • 1
  • A. Rubinow
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of PediatricsBikur Cholim General HospitalJerusalemIsrael
  2. 2.Department of Internal Medicine AHadassah Medical CenterJerusalemIsrael

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