ACUTE HEMORRHAGIC EDEMA OF INFANCY – HOW TO RECOGNIZE

Authors

  • Alexandra Pires Pinto Department of Pediatrics of Hospital de Santa Maria do Centro Hospitalar Lisboa Norte
  • Cláudia Aguiar Department of Pediatrics of Hospital Integrado de Pediatria do Centro Hospitalar São João
  • Maria José Dinis Department of Pediatrics of Centro Hospitalar Póvoa de Varzim / Vila do Conde
  • Sandra Ramos Department of Pediatrics of Centro Hospitalar Póvoa de Varzim / Vila do Conde

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.25753/BirthGrowthMJ.v25.i4.10805

Keywords:

acute hemorrhagic edema, vasculitis, benign, infancy

Abstract

Acute Hemorrhagic Edema of Infancy is a leukocytoclastic vasculitis of unknown origin that occurs in infants and toddlers. It is characterized by exuberant and unexpected erythematous and purpuric skin lesions associated with extremity edema and fever. It is not very recognized or diagnosed, although the clinical features are quite typical.
The authors describe two clinical cases observed in the emergency room with similar clinical presentation, laboratory findings and evolution. They intend to present this entity, allowing its quick recognition and avoiding and unnecessary investigations and treatments.

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Published

2017-02-03

How to Cite

Pinto, A. P., Aguiar, C., Dinis, M. J., & Ramos, S. (2017). ACUTE HEMORRHAGIC EDEMA OF INFANCY – HOW TO RECOGNIZE. NASCER E CRESCER - BIRTH AND GROWTH MEDICAL JOURNAL, 25(4), 251–254. https://doi.org/10.25753/BirthGrowthMJ.v25.i4.10805

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