Ann Dermatol.  2010 Nov;22(4):478-481. 10.5021/ad.2010.22.4.478.

A Case of Sweet's Panniculitis Associated with Spinal Metastasis from Prostate Cancer

Affiliations
  • 1Department of Dermatology and Cutaneous Biology Research Institute, Yonsei University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea. kwanglee@yuhs.ac

Abstract

Sweet's panniculitis is a rare variant of Sweet's syndrome in which neutrophilic infiltrate can be found either in the subcutaneous fat or in both the dermis and the subcutaneous tissue. Due to the rarity of this entity, the association between Sweet's panniculitis and malignancies is inconclusive, but cases of Sweet's panniculitis have largely been associated with hematological malignancies. Herein, we present a case of Sweet's panniculitis accompanied by bone metastasis from prostate cancer. Clinicians should be aware that Sweet's panniculitis may be associated with malignancies of solid organs.

Keyword

Prostate cancer; Sweet's panniculitis; Sweet's syndrome

MeSH Terms

Dermis
Hematologic Neoplasms
Neoplasm Metastasis
Neutrophils
Panniculitis
Prostate
Prostatic Neoplasms
Subcutaneous Fat
Subcutaneous Tissue
Sweet Syndrome

Figure

  • Fig. 1 Multiple coin-sized erythematous plaques and nodules on the trunk (A) and the arms (B).

  • Fig. 2 Mild lymphohistiocytic infiltration in the dermis with lobular neutrophilic panniculitis (A: Scanning view, B: H&E stain, ×40, C: H&E stain, ×100).


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