Bullous Kaposiform Hemangioendothelioma Masquerading as Aplasia Cutis Congenita.

Journal: Pediatric Dermatology

We present the case of a male infant with violaceous bullae on the scalp that were initially thought to be bullous aplasia cutis but at 3 months of age were diagnosed as a kaposiform hemangioendothelioma. This diagnosis should be considered when evaluating newborns with bullous plaques on the scalp that do not heal in the first 2-3 weeks of life. Kaposiform hemangioendothelioma (KHE) is a rare vascular tumor that typically presents as a violaceous to purpuric plaque at birth or early infancy. It may be associated with Kasabach-Merritt phenomenon (KMP), a potentially life-threatening consumptive coagulopathy.


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