Mathews Journal of Pediatrics


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Acute Hemorrhagic Edema of Infant: A Case Report

Cristina Garcia-Muro1, Eduardo Esteban-Zubero2, Cristina Toledo-Gotor1, Diego Viguera-Elias1, Aranzazu Olloqui-Escalona1, Veronica Jimenez-Escobar1

1Department of Pediatrics, Hospital San Pedro, Spain.

2Emergency Department, Hospital San Pedro, Spain

Corresponding Authors: Garcia-Muro C*, Esteban-Zubero E*, Hospital San Pedro, Logrono, Spain.

Received Date: Jun 2, 2019

Published Date: Jun 28, 2019

Citation: Garcia-Muro C and Esteban-Zubero E. (2019). Acute Hemorrhagic Edema of Infant: A Case Report. Mathews J Pediatr 4(1): 15.



Acute hemorrhagic edema of infant is an infrequent leukocytoclastic vasculitis clinically characterized by macules, papules or urticarial lesions which progress to purpuric plaques. It is a vasculitis of small vessels mediated by immunocomplexes, and usually associated with bacterial or viral infections. The diagnosis of this entity is essentially clinical, and it is important to take it into account to avoid the systematic use of complementary tests. Its course is usually self-limiting and benign, without requiring specific treatment.

We present the case of a 2-month-old infant with this condition associated to upper respiratory infection. The infant presented favorable evolution with resolution of the cutaneous symptomatology in a few days without specific treatment.

Keywords: Acute Hemorrhagic Edema; Leukocytoclastic Vasculitis; Immunocomplexes.

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