Association of Sweet's Syndrome and Acute Sarcoidosis: Report of a Case and Review of the Literature

Clin Exp Dermatol. 2009 Mar;34(2):189-91. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2230.2008.02813.x.


Sweet's syndrome (acute febrile neutrophilic dermatosis, SS) may be considered a reactional dermatosis with numerous associated diseases. We describe a rare association between SS and acute sarcoidosis in a 55-year-old woman. The atypical feature of positive tuberculin reaction is discussed. In this association, diagnosis may be challenging with coexistent skin lesions of both diseases. Acute sarcoidosis should be considered when SS is accompanied with mediastinal lymphadenopathy, uveitis or erythema nodosum. Deep-seated nodular lesions in the context of SS are not always 'deep' SS lesions.

Publication types

  • Case Reports
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Acute Disease
  • Antitubercular Agents / therapeutic use
  • Diagnosis, Differential
  • Erythema Nodosum / complications*
  • Erythema Nodosum / drug therapy
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Middle Aged
  • Sarcoidosis / complications*
  • Sarcoidosis / drug therapy
  • Sarcoidosis / pathology
  • Sweet Syndrome / complications*
  • Sweet Syndrome / drug therapy
  • Sweet Syndrome / pathology
  • Tuberculosis / complications*
  • Tuberculosis / drug therapy
  • Tuberculosis / pathology


  • Antitubercular Agents