Is Sweet’s Syndrome Hereditary?

Is Sweet’s syndrome hereditary?

No. Sweet’s syndrome is not a hereditary condition, and it is extremely rare for it to occur in families.

In 2003, two brothers were reported to have developed Sweet’s syndrome at ages 10 days and 15 days (Parsapour et al, 2003). Hereditary Sweet’s syndrome was considered, but has not been proven. See ‘Sweet’s syndrome in children’ for further information.


Parsapour, K., Reep, M., Gohar, K., Shah, V., Church, A. and Shwayder, T. (2003) Familial Sweet’s syndrome in 2 brothers, both seen in the first 2 weeks of life. Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology; 49:132-138 (PubMed).

Other information.

Sweet’s syndrome in children.

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