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CASE REPORT
Year : 2013  |  Volume : 4  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 106-108

Acute hemorrhagic edema of infancy-a rare entity


Department of Dermatology, Venereology and Leprosy, Grant Medical College, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

Correspondence Address:
Saurabh R Jindal
Department of Dermatology, Venereology and Leprosy, Grant Medical College and Sir JJ Hospital, Byculla, Mumbai, Maharashtra
India
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DOI: 10.4103/2229-5178.110630

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A patient presenting with fever and purpura often presents a diagnostic challenge for the dermatologist. Acute hemorrhagic edema of infancy (AHEI) is a rare acute cutaneous leukocytoclastic vasculitic syndrome of infants leading to this presentation. We present an 18-month-old girl with AHEI who presented with fever, edema, and purpuric lesions involving the face, ears and extremities with uneventful complete recovery.


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