Sweet's syndrome with neurologic manifestations in a patient with esophageal adenocarcinoma: Case report and review of the literature

Urszula A. Sobol*, Karen L. Sherman, Jason Smith, Suneel N. Nagda, Kenneth Micetich, Brian J. Nickoloff, Margo C. Shoup

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Abstract

Background: Sweet's syndrome, also known as febrile neutrophilic dermatosis, can occur in patients with an underlying malignancy and can present with extracutaneous manifestations, including neurologic symptoms.Metods: This report describes a 62-year-old man with adenocarcinoma of the esophagus who developed Sweet's syndrome and whose postoperative course was complicated by encephalitis.Results: A diagnosis of Sweet's syndrome with neurologic manifestations was made, and the patient was treated with oral corticosteroids. His symptoms improved markedly within 12 h. Conclusion: Neurologic symptoms in Sweet's syndrome are infrequently reported and have not been described previously in a patient with adenocarcinoma of the esophagus.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1062-1065
Number of pages4
JournalInternational Journal of Dermatology
Volume48
Issue number10
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 1 2009

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dermatology

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