Acute hemorrhagic edema of infancy

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Acute hemorrhagic edema of infancy
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Acute hemorrhagic edema of infancy (also known as "Acute hemorrhagic edema of childhood",[1] "Finkelstein's disease",[2] "Infantile postinfectious iris-like purpura and edema",[2] "Medallion-like purpura",[2] "Purpura en cocarde avec oedema"[2] and "Seidlmayer syndrome"[2]) is a skin condition that affects children under the age of two with a recent history of upper respiratory illness, a course of antibiotics, or both.[2]:833 The disease was first described in 1938 by Finkelstein[3] and later by Seidlmayer as “Seidlmayer cockade purpura”.[4]

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  1. ^ Rapini, Ronald P.; Bolognia, Jean L.; Jorizzo, Joseph L. (2007). Dermatology: 2-Volume Set. St. Louis: Mosby. ISBN 1-4160-2999-0. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f James, William D.; Berger, Timothy G.; et al. (2006). Andrews' Diseases of the Skin: clinical Dermatology. Saunders Elsevier. ISBN 0-7216-2921-0. 
  3. ^ Finkelstein, H (1938). Lehrbuch der Sauglingskrankheiten. 4th ed. Amsterdam. pp. 814–30. Retrieved 8 September 2015. 
  4. ^ Seidlmayer, H (1939). "Die Fruhinfantile postinfektiose Kokarde-Purpura". Z Kinderheilk. 61: 217–55. Retrieved 8 September 2015.