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Esperienze Dermatologiche 2017 June-December;19(2-4):66-9

DOI: 10.23736/S1128-9155.17.00452-6

Copyright © 2017 EDIZIONI MINERVA MEDICA

language: English, Italian

Henoch-Schönlein Purpura: a case report

Elena DE COL , Pierre M. ISOLA, Giuseppe E. CANNATA

Unit of Dermatology and Venereology, Ospedale Civile di Imperia, Imperia, Italy


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Henoch-Schönlein Purpura (HSP) is a multisystemic disease believed to be a consequence of the entrapment of circulating immunoglobulin A containing immune complex, in blood-vessel walls throughout the skin, kidneys and gastrointestinal tract. It is a small-vessel vasculitis clinically characterized by palpable purpura on the lower extremities, actually the most common vasculitis in children and adolescent, with an annual incidence 1/5000. HSP can be considered a pediatric dermatological emergency especially for possible multi-organ involvement. We present a case of HSP in a 22-year-old girl arrived at dermatological consultation through the Emergency Department.


KEY WORDS: Purpura, Schoenlein-Henoch - Vasculitis - Glomerulonephritis

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