Atypical presentation of Henoch-Schoenlein purpura in two children

Ghazala Q. Sharieff, Katherine Francis, Nathan Kuppermann

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Abstract

Henoch-Schoenlein purpura (HSP) is a common vasculitic disorder of childhood. Patients with this disorder typically present with palpable purpura or petechia associated with one or more of the following signs and symptoms: abdominal pain, arthritis/arthralgias, and nephritis. The diagnosis may be difficult to make, however, when a patient presents with isolated symptoms such as abdominal pain without the typical rash. A high index of suspicion must be maintained to diagnose HSP in this setting and to avoid unnecessary interventions. This report describes two unusual patients with the presenting complaint of abdominal pain who had delayed onset of the purpuric rash, making the diagnosis of HSP difficult.

LanguageEnglish (US)
Pages375-377
Number of pages3
JournalAmerican Journal of Emergency Medicine
Volume15
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - 1997

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  • Abdominal pain
  • Henoch-Schoenlein purpura

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Atypical presentation of Henoch-Schoenlein purpura in two children. / Sharieff, Ghazala Q.; Francis, Katherine; Kuppermann, Nathan.

In: American Journal of Emergency Medicine, Vol. 15, No. 4, 1997, p. 375-377.

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Sharieff, Ghazala Q. ; Francis, Katherine ; Kuppermann, Nathan. / Atypical presentation of Henoch-Schoenlein purpura in two children. In: American Journal of Emergency Medicine. 1997 ; Vol. 15, No. 4. pp. 375-377.
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