Acute hemorrhagic edema of infancy after MMR vaccine


Acute hemorrhagic edema of infancy (AHEI) is a rare type of leuckocytoclastic vasculitis. It affects mainly children less than two years of age. Many precipitating factors have been reported, including infectious etiology and vaccination. We are reporting a two-year-old boy with AHEI after measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR) vaccine. To our knowledge this is the second reported case after an MMR vaccine.

Source: Ann Saudi Med. 2015 May-Jun;35(3):254-6. doi: 10.5144/0256-4947.2015.254.

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