Bowel-associated dermatosis-arthritis syndrome in a child with very early onset inflammatory bowel disease

Pediatr Dermatol. 2021 May;38(3):697-698. doi: 10.1111/pde.14544. Epub 2021 Mar 21.


A 6-year-old boy with severe very early-onset inflammatory bowel disease (VEO-IBD) was admitted for 1 week of high fevers, loose stools, joint pains, and myalgias. He subsequently developed a progressive, papular, and vesiculopustular eruption on his face with rapid spread to his trunk and extremities. Histopathology demonstrated dense dermal neutrophilic inflammation. Findings were consistent with bowel-associated dermatosis-arthritis syndrome (BADAS), which is rarely reported in children and requires further characterization.

Keywords: bowel-associated dermatoses-arthritis syndrome; inflammatory bowel disease; neutrophilic dermatosis; sweet syndrome.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Arthritis* / diagnosis
  • Arthritis* / etiology
  • Child
  • Humans
  • Inflammatory Bowel Diseases* / complications
  • Inflammatory Bowel Diseases* / diagnosis
  • Male
  • Sweet Syndrome*