Henoch-Schoenlein Purpura - HSP (IgA Vasculitis)

Etiology

  • Immune complex deposition

Symptoms

  • Acute abdomen pain, n, v
  • Sometimes bloody diarrhea, hematuria, renal impairment
  • Joint pain and swelling
  • Onset often preceded by upper respiratory infxn

Physical Exam Findings

  • Palapable purpura→ don't blanch when compress them, can coalesce, in partic abd, legs, buttocks
  • Sometimes blisters form
  • Joint swelling and pain

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