Achenbach's syndrome

Achenbach’s syndromeis a benign, self-limiting condition of unknown etiology characterized by paroxysmal hemorrhage and bruising of hand or fingers
*Acute episodes can be alarming for both patients and clinicians
Diagnosis of this condition is strictly clinical as all routine investigations and Doppler study are within normal limit
*Proper knowledge about this entity is a must, especially because it can be easily mistaken for some serious vascular disease leading to needless diagnostic tests and mental agony to the patient
*Counseling with symptomatic management is all that is required in cases of Achenbach’s syndrome.