Mycoplasma pneumoniae: An aetiological agent of acute haemorrhagic oedema of infancy

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Abstract

Acute haemorrhagic oedema of infancy (AHEI) is considered a separate clinical entity among cutaneous small vessel vasculitis of childhood. It usually occurs in children younger than 2 years of age, with spontaneous recovery occurring within a few weeks. A history of recent upper respiratory or urinary tract infections or immunisation is found in most patients. Although Mycoplasma pneumoniae has been linked to a wide array of skin eruptions or diseases, it is not recognised as a possible cause of acute haemorrhagic oedema of infancy. The authors report a child with AHEI and a concurrent M. pneumoniae infection.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)e69-e70
JournalAustralasian Journal of Dermatology
Volume55
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Nov 1 2014

Keywords

  • infancy
  • Mycoplasma pneumoniae
  • oedema
  • vasculitis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dermatology

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