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.
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||Journal of Dermatology|
|Publication status||Published - 2001 Jan 1|
- Leukocytoclastic vasculitis
- Peripheral edema
- Purpuric plaque
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