Boletín médico del Hospital Infantil de México
versión impresa ISSN 1665-1146
VALENCIA-HERRERA, Adriana María et al. Infantile acute hemorrhagic edema in a female child: a different entity from Henoch-Shönlein purpura. Bol. Med. Hosp. Infant. Mex. [online]. 2009, vol.66, n.5, pp. 440-445. ISSN 1665-1146.
Introduction. Infantile acute hemorrhagic edema (IAHE) is an entity manifested in young children and has a self-limiting and benign course. It usually appears secondary to a history of upper respiratory illness, course of antibiotics or vaccination. The two primary cutaneous features include large "cockade" or rosette appearance or annular purpuric lesions found primarily on the face and upper extremities along with edema of the limbs and face. Case report. We report the case of a female patient (age 4 years and 11 months) who manifested all the classic clinical characteristics of this entity at an older age. Conclusion. The concept that Henoch-Schönlein purpura and acute hemorrhagic edema of infancy are different entities is reinforced.
Palabras llave : Acute hemorrhagic edema of infancy; purpura, Henoch-Schönlein; Finkelstein's disease; Seidlmayer syndrome.