Anais Brasileiros de Dermatologia
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EMERICH, Paulo Sergio et al. Acute hemorrhagic edema of infancy: report of three cases. An. Bras. Dermatol. [online]. 2011, vol.86, n.6, pp. 1181-1184. ISSN 0365-0596. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0365-05962011000600019.
Acute Hemorrhagic Edema of Infancy is an infrequent leukocytoclastic vasculitis which occurs almost exclusively in children between 4 months and 2 years of age. It is clinically characterized by the triad fever, purpuric lesions on the face, auricular pinna and extremities, and edema. Although the cutaneous findings are dramatic and of rapid onset, the prognosis is favorable, with spontaneous resolution within 1 to 3 weeks. Three cases are described in which clinical and histopathological findings are characteristic of acute hemorrhagic edema of infancy.
Keywords : Edema; Purpura, Schoenlein-Henoch; Vasculitis.