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Revista chilena de pediatría

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YARMUCH G, Paula et al. Acute hemorrhagic edema of infancy: Case report. Rev. chil. pediatr. [online]. 2012, vol.83, n.5, pp.462-467. ISSN 0370-4106.

Acute infant hemorragic edema is a benign condition that affects children between 4 month and 2 years of age. Quick onset inflammatory edema and generalized ring shaped symmetric purpura are characteristic. Histology is of leucocitoclastic vasculitis. Clinical case: 9 month old child with a respiratory tract affection 2 weeks previous, consulting for left leg edema and fever, afterwards cutaneous and enteral mucosa purpura. Discussion: Acute hemorrhagic edema is a benign and self-limited illness. Lhe main differential diagnosis is Schonlein Henoch Purpura, and a careful evaluation and clinical follow-up is neccesary.

Keywords : Hemorrhagic edema; asymmetric edema; vasculitis.

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