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Acute Hemorrhagic Edema of Infancy

The mother of an 11-month-old boy was concerned by a constellation of symptoms including mild fever and rhinorrhea of several day’s duration, lesions that resembled insect bites on one leg and acute swelling of one foot.  Early-stage Henoch-Schnlein purpura was suspected. What is your impression?The mother of an 11-month-old boy was concerned by a constellation of symptoms including mild fever and rhinorrhea of several day’s duration, lesions that resembled insect bites on one leg and acute swelling of one foot.  Early-stage Henoch-Schnlein purpura was suspected. What is your impression?

kikko-[i]- 8nb-n80j8i[koAn 11-month-old boy presented with mild fever and rhinorrhea of several day’s duration. The previous day the child’s mother noted what appeared to be insect bites on the patient's left leg. She became concerned when she noticed his left foot had become swollen. She took the child to a local emergency department where he was given a diagnosis of early-stage Henoch-Schnlein purpura. The mother was instructed to take the child to his regular pediatrician for further examination. - See more at: http://drupal.pediatricsconsultantlive.com/pediatric-skin-diseases/acute...

The mother of an 11-month-old boy was concerned by a constellation of symptoms including mild fever and rhinorrhea of several day’s duration, the appearnce of lesions that resembled insect bites on one leg, and acute swelling of one foot.  Early-stage Henoch-Schonlein purpura was suspected. What is your impression?

Pediatric Skin Diseases

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