Vol. 14 - Num. 55
Soledad Martínez Garcíaa, M.ª Laura Casado Sáncheza
aPediatra. CS San Blas. Parla. Madrid. España.
Correspondence: ML Casado. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Reference of this article: Martínez García MS, Casado Sánchez ML. Henoch-Schönlein purpura or acute hemorrhagic edema of infancy? Rev Pediatr Aten Primaria. 2012;14:231-3.
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Pharyngitis caused by Streptococcus is rare in children less than 2 years old. Henoch-Schönlein purpura (HSP) is also infrequent. It is an immune-mediated vasculitis related to IgA.
In our case, the most important fact is being a rare illness at that age, not just infrequent. Nevertheless, we doubt about the diagnosis because of the age, the symptoms or the evolution. Instead of a HSP, we think it could be an acute hemorrhagic edema of infancy.
Keywords● Acute hemorrhagic edema of infancy ● Differential diagnosis ● Henoch-Schönlein purpura
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