Sweet syndrome is the most characteristic of the neutrophilic dermatoses. We performed a retrospective study of patients with Sweet syndrome seen in our department between 2001 and 2009, inclusive; the aims were to define the patient profile and to evaluate the clinical and epidemiological differences between subgroups. There were 24 patients (13 women and 11 men). The age distribution was similar in both sexes and showed 2 peaks, one in the fourth decade and the other in the eighth decade. The etiology was predominantly infectious or inflammatory, followed by the idiopathic form. There were 4 cases of paraneoplastic disease, 2 of which involved solid-organ tumors. One case was associated with the administration of infliximab. Symptoms persisted longer in cases that were idiopathic or that developed in the context of neoplastic disease. © 2011 Elsevier Espana, S.L. y AEDV. Todos los derechos reservados.
- Acute febrile neutrophilic dermatosis
- Paraneoplastic syndrome
- Retrospective study
- Sweet Syndrome