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Acute haemorrhagic oedema of infancy in a 5-week-old boy referred to the Child Protection Unit
Article first published online: 23 DEC 2013
© 2013 The Authors. Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health © 2013 Paediatrics and Child Health Division (Royal Australasian College of Physicians)
Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health
Volume 50, Issue 6, pages 487–489, June 2014
How to Cite
Hawkrigg, S., Johnson, A., Flynn, J., Thom, G. and Wright, H. (2014), Acute haemorrhagic oedema of infancy in a 5-week-old boy referred to the Child Protection Unit. Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health, 50: 487–489. doi: 10.1111/jpc.12453
- Issue published online: 1 JUN 2014
- Article first published online: 23 DEC 2013
- Manuscript Accepted: 22 SEP 2013
- general paediatrics;
- inflicted trauma;
We describe the case of a 5-week-old infant boy presenting with purpura and oedema to both hands and torso. He was otherwise well, with no antecedent history of illness or trauma. Laboratory investigations were within normal limits. A review by the Child Protection Unit was organised during his admission for consideration of inflicted trauma as a cause of the lesions; this was felt most unlikely. A clinical diagnosis, following a dermatology consultation, of acute haemorrhagic oedema of infancy (AHO) was made.