Pathology and Microbiology
Henoch Shonlein purpura (HSP) is a form of systemic vasculitis characterized by deposition of IgA dominant immune complexes in the small vessels. The triad of palpable purpuric rash on lower extremities, abdominal or renal involvement and arthritis is the typical presentation in this condition. The disease primarily affects children and is less common in adults. We report a case of a young female who presented with palpable purpura on legs, classical symptoms of HSP i.e. arthritis and off and on abdominal pain.
Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association
(2009). Presentation of a patient with palpable purpuric rash. Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association, 59(1), 46-7.
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