Ugeskr Læger 2014;176:V03140173
Acute haemorrhagic oedema of infancy
This is a case report of acute haemorrhagic oedema of infancy. An 11-month-old boy with a prolonged relapsing course within three weeks with fever and an increase in CRP necessitating antibiotic treatment. This disease is a leukocytoclastic vasculitis sharing features with Schönlein-Henoch purpura, but with a more benign self-limiting course with minimal risk of organ involvement. The characteristic distribution and appearance of the cutaneous symptoms often allows a clinical diagnosis of the condition.