Sweet's syndrome triggered by pneumococcal vaccination

Cutan Ocul Toxicol. 2013 Sep;32(3):260-1. doi: 10.3109/15569527.2012.759960. Epub 2013 Jan 25.


Sweet's syndrome is the most frequent category among the neutrophilic dermatosis and is diagnosed by clearly defined criteria. Vaccines are included as potential triggers of this syndrome. Nevertheless, there are few reports unveiling such association. Herein, we describe the case of a patient who developed Sweet's syndrome after pneumococcal vaccination. To our knowledge, this is the second case of Sweet's syndrome triggered by pneumococcal vaccine reported, and the first one specifically with the 13-valent conjugate vaccine.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Anti-Inflammatory Agents / therapeutic use
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Pneumococcal Vaccines / adverse effects*
  • Prednisolone / therapeutic use
  • Skin / pathology
  • Sweet Syndrome / drug therapy
  • Sweet Syndrome / etiology*
  • Sweet Syndrome / pathology
  • Vaccination / adverse effects*


  • Anti-Inflammatory Agents
  • Pneumococcal Vaccines
  • Prednisolone