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Acute hemorrhagic edema of infancy: case reports and a review of the literature.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  19090334     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Acute hemorrhagic edema of infancy (AHEI) is an unusual form of leukocytoclastic vasculitis that affects children younger than 2 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 that may be confused with other dermatoses. The course is benign with spontaneous resolution. We present 2 infants with AHEI and review the clinical manifestations, histology, and differential diagnosis.
Authors:
Lorien Y Sites; Courtney S Woodmansee; Nathaniel K Wilkin; Joseph W Hanson; Robert B Skinner; Cristina M Shimek
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Cutis     Volume:  82     ISSN:  0011-4162     ISO Abbreviation:  Cutis     Publication Date:  2008 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-12-18     Completed Date:  2009-01-13     Revised Date:  2013-09-12    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0006440     Medline TA:  Cutis     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  320-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Division of Dermatology, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Acute Disease
Diagnosis, Differential
Edema / etiology
Fever / etiology
Humans
Infant
Male
Purpura / etiology
Skin / pathology*
Vasculitis, Leukocytoclastic, Cutaneous / diagnosis*,  physiopathology

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