Pract Neurol 12:126-130 doi:10.1136/practneurol-2011-000067
  • Neurological rarity

Neuro-Sweet's disease

  1. Doug Turnbull1,3
  1. 1Core Medical Trainee, Neurology Department, Royal Victoria Infirmary, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK
  2. 2Neurology registrar, Neurology Department, Royal Victoria Infirmary, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK
  3. 3Mitochondrial Research Group, University of Newcastle upon Tyne, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK
  1. Correspondence to Dr G Maxwell, Neurology Department, Royal Victoria Infirmary, Queen Victoria Road, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 4LP, UK; gemmaxwell{at}
  1. Contributors The article was written by GM and edited by NA and DMT. The photomicrograph was contributed by Dr Fraser Charlton, Dermatology Department, Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals.


Sweet's syndrome, or acute febrile neutrophilic dermatosis, is a multisystem, inflammatory disease characterised by tender skin lesions and neutrophilic infiltration of various organs, including the nervous system. A rare condition, neuro-Sweet's can present with a wide variety of neurological symptoms dependent on the region of the CNS affected. Here we present a case of neuro-Sweet's disease in association with Crohn's disease.


  • Competing interests None.

  • Patient consent Obtained.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.