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Vol. 21 - Num. 84

Clinical Reviews

Acute hemorrhagic edema of infancy

Ana M.ª Riola Blancoa, Demetrio López Paciosb, Nuria Serrano Crespoc

aMIR-Medicina Familiar y Comunitaria. CS Ponferrada III. León. España.
bPediatra. CS Ponferrada III. León. España.
cMédico de Familia. CS Ponferrada III. León. España.

Correspondence: AM Riola. E-mail:

Reference of this article: Riola Blanco AM, López Pacios D, Serrano Crespo N. Acute hemorrhagic edema of infancy. Rev Pediatr Aten Primaria. 2019;21:397-9.

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Acute hemorrhagic edema of infancy is a small vessel vasculitis that characteristically affects infants, predominantly males. Its etiology is unknown but is often associated with infections or drugs. It is characterized by purpuric lesions that associate edema and low- grade fever. Its evolution is favorable in a few weeks without sequelae. The treatment is symptomatic. We present a case in relation to a 15 months-old boy attended in our Health Center for an episode of acute otitis and subsequent appearance of acute hemorrhagic edema.


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