Isotretinoin-associated Sweet's syndrome: a case report.

Daru : journal of Faculty of Pharmacy, Tehran University of Medical Sciences

PubMedID: 25324016

Moghimi J, Pahlevan D, Azizzadeh M, Hamidi H, Pourazizi M. Isotretinoin-associated Sweet's syndrome: a case report. Daru. 2014;2269.
Sweet's syndrome (SS) is characterized by various clinical symptoms, physical features, and pathological findings. Although cases of SS are very rare, there has been an increase in the incidence of drug-induced SS. Till date, there have been only few reported cases of isotretinoin-induced SS. In this report, we describe the case of a 19-year-old girl who developed SS after systemic treatment with oral isotretinoin for nodulocystic acne.

The findings of this report emphasize the importance of evaluating isotretinoin as a possible, though uncommon, cause of SS and replacing it with another treatment if its involvement is suspected.