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Acute hemorrhagic edema of infancy: a worrisome presentation, but benign course

Authors Alhammadi AH, Adel A, Hendaus MA

Received 14 July 2013

Accepted for publication 30 July 2013

Published 5 September 2013 Volume 2013:6 Pages 197—199


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Ahmed H Alhammadi, Ashraf Adel, Mohamed A Hendaus

Department of Pediatrics, Section of General Pediatrics, Hamad Medical Corporation, Doha, Qatar

Abstract: Acute hemorrhagic edema of infancy (AHEI) is a benign type of leukocytoclastic vasculitis. It is a benign phenomenon although it manifests with fever, large palpable purpuric skin lesions, and edema. The presentation of AHEI can often resemble that of Henoch-Schönlein purpura. Since AHEI is a self-limited disease, conservative management is the most commonly followed approach. Our patient had complete resolution of AHIE without medical treatment.

Keywords: infancy, hemorrhagic, edema

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