Acute Hemorrhagic Edema of Infancy: A Case Report
Kerbala Journal of Medicine,
2011, Volume 4, Issue 10, Pages 1187-1190
Abstractacute hemorrhagic edema of infancy (AHEI) is an uncommon form of eukocytoclastic vasculitis that affects children younger than 3 years and frequently is preceded by drug intake, vaccination, or a variety of infections.
It is characterized by an abrupt onset of fever, purpuric lesions, and peripheral edema on the face and extremities & ears. The course is benign with spontaneous resolution.
Key words: Acute hemorrhagic edema, infancy.
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