Acute haemorrhagic oedema of infancy (AHOI) is a rare condition and an unusual diagnosis for the paediatrician, as approximately 300 cases have been reported in literature so far. Although it was considered for years a less serious variant of Henoch-Schönlein purpura, nowadays it is thought to be a different entity, with his own characteristics and clinical outcome. In literature it is described as a benign condition, self-limiting and without any systemic involvement in most of the cases. We present an atypical case of AHOI with a severe presentation and which needed an aggressive and prolonged steroid therapy.

Acute haemorrhagic oedema of infancy: A condition that is not always benign

Cucinotta U.
Primo
;
Mazza F.;Pajno G. B.
Penultimo
;
Gallizzi R.
2020

Abstract

Acute haemorrhagic oedema of infancy (AHOI) is a rare condition and an unusual diagnosis for the paediatrician, as approximately 300 cases have been reported in literature so far. Although it was considered for years a less serious variant of Henoch-Schönlein purpura, nowadays it is thought to be a different entity, with his own characteristics and clinical outcome. In literature it is described as a benign condition, self-limiting and without any systemic involvement in most of the cases. We present an atypical case of AHOI with a severe presentation and which needed an aggressive and prolonged steroid therapy.
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