Acute infantile hemorrhagic edema: A clinical perspective (Report of Seven Cases)
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Acute infantile hemorrhagic edema (AIHE) is an uncommon cutaneous leukocytoclastic vasculitis characterized by large purpuric skin lesions, acral edema and fever. In spite of violent onset, spontaneous recovery without any sequelaes occurs within a few weeks. The causes of AIHE are unknown and there is no specific treatment. In this article, we have presented seven cases with AIHE admitted to our hospital between 2003-2006. We evaluated the effect of antihistaminic treatment on the course of the disease and we also reviewed the features of AIHE distinguishable from other purpuric diseases.