Acquired Cutis Laxa in Childhood Sweet’s Syndrome

Department of Dermatology and Allergology, University Medical Center, Utrecht, The Netherlands.
Pediatric Dermatology (Impact Factor: 1.02). 06/2009; 26(3):358-60. DOI: 10.1111/j.1525-1470.2009.00919.x
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In Sweet's syndrome, the essential features are the characteristic morphology of the lesions, their histologic appearance, the dramatic response to corticosteroids and the absence of scarring. We report an 8-month-old infant in whom Sweet's syndrome was diagnosed and who developed acquired cutis laxa in the skin lesions.

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