Acute hemorrhagic edema in a four-year-old Japanese boy

T. Fujimura, M. Funayama, H. Tagami

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A case of acute hemorrhagic edema (AHE), a unique form of leukocytoclastic vasculitis limited only to the skin, was seen in a four-year-old boy. It was characterized by an abrupt onset of fever, peripheral edema, and rosette-shaped purpuric plaques. Although the skin lesion might be confused clinically with other dermatoses such as Henoch-Schönlein purpura, Sweet's disease and erythema multiforme, his laboratory data were normal, and the disorder follows a benign course with spontaneous resolution within one week.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)279-281
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Dermatology
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 2001 Jan 1


  • Leukocytoclastic vasculitis
  • Peripheral edema
  • Purpuric plaque

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dermatology


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