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Palpable purpura

Yong Hee Lee, Yu Bin Kim, Ja Wook Koo, Ju-Young Chung
PURPOSE: To investigate the epidemiology, clinical manifestations, investigations and management, and prognosis of patients with Henoch-Schonlein purpura (HSP). METHODS: We performed a retrospective review of 212 HSP patients under the age of 18 years who were admitted to Inje University Sanggye Paik Hospital between 2004 and 2015. RESULTS: The mean age of the HSP patients was 6.93 years, and the ratio of boys to girls was 1.23:1. HSP occurred most frequently in the winter (33...
September 2016: Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology & Nutrition
Zaw Min, Raquel R Garcia, Monika Murillo, Jeffrey M Uchin, Nitin Bhanot
Intravenous vancomycin is a widely used antibiotics, but it causes different types of cutaneous hypersensitivity reactions, ranging from maculopapular rash, red-man syndrome, drug rash with eosinophilia and systemic symptoms, IgA bullous dermatosis, leukocytoclastic vasculitis, Stevens-Johnsons syndrome, to IgE-mediated anaphylaxis. We report an elderly patient with the end-stage renal disease presented with diffuse palpable purpura while receiving IV vancomycin therapy for methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus septicemia...
September 25, 2016: Journal of Infection and Chemotherapy: Official Journal of the Japan Society of Chemotherapy
Neil Gaskill, Bruce Guido, Cynthia Mago
Henoch-Schonlein purpura is an immunoglobulin A (IgA)-immune complex mediated leukocytoclastic vasculitis that classically manifests with palpable purpura, abdominal pain, arthritis, and hematuria or proteinuria. The condition is much more predominant in children (90% of cases) and commonly follows an upper respiratory infection. We present a case of recurrent Henoch-Schonlein purpura (HSP) complicated by nephritis in an adult female initially categorized as IgA nephropathy (IgAN). We review the pathophysiologic basis of HSP nephritis as the variant of HSP accompanied by renal involvement and its pathogenetic commonality with IgA nephropathy...
2016: Dermatology Online Journal
E F Johnson, D A Wetter, J S Lehman, J L Hand, D M R Davis, M M Tollefson
BACKGROUND: Leukocytoclastic vasculitis (LCV) in children is a complex group of conditions. OBJECTIVES: This study presents the demographics, clinical features, direct immunofluorescence (DIF) results and suspected aetiologies of 56 biopsy-confirmed cases of leukocytoclastic vasculitis in children. METHODS: Retrospective review of 56 children seen at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, from 1993 to 2013 with clinical features and cutaneous biopsy consistent with LCV...
August 31, 2016: Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology: JEADV
D Lipsker
Some dermatologic entities are strongly associated with the presence of a monoclonal gammopathy. They should be referred to as monoclonal gammopathy of cutaneous significance (MGCS). A short review of the main entities that fit into the spectrum of MGCS is provided. Amyloidosis, macroglobulinoderma and follicular hyperkeratotic spicules result from extravascular immunoglobulin or immunoglobulin-related protein deposition. Skin findings include papules and plaques, follicular spicules, purpura, haemorrhagic bullae, macroglossia and nail changes...
August 8, 2016: Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology: JEADV
Butsabong Lerkvaleekul, Suporn Treepongkaruna, Pawaree Saisawat, Pornsri Thanachatchairattana, Napat Angkathunyakul, Nichanan Ruangwattanapaisarn, Soamarat Vilaiyuk
Henoch-Schönlein purpura (HSP) is generally a self-limited vasculitis disease and has a good prognosis. We report a 4-year-old Thai boy who presented with palpable purpura, abdominal colicky pain, seizure, and eventually developed intestinal ischemia and perforation despite adequate treatment, including corticosteroid and intravenous immunoglobulin therapy. Imaging modalities, including ultrasonography and contrast-enhanced computed tomography, could not detect intestinal ischemia prior to perforation. In this patient, we also postulated that vasculitis-induced mucosal ischemia was a cause of the ulcer, leading to intestinal perforation, and high-dose corticosteroid could have been a contributing factor since the histopathology revealed depletion of lymphoid follicles...
July 14, 2016: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
Tiina Lipitsä, Anita Naukkarinen, Joel Laitala, Ilkka T Harvima
The complement factor C3 and chymase released from tryptase(+), chymase(+) mast cells may be involved in the pathogenesis of cutaneous leukocytoclastic vasculitis. To study whether mast cells contain C3 in vasculitis and whether chymase interacts with C3, cryosections from vasculitis biopsies were double-stained histochemically for C3c in tryptase(+) mast cells, as well as for chymase and vessel wall C3c, or they were treated with 5 µg/ml rh-chymase for 24 h followed by immunofluorescence (IF) analysis of C3c, IgG, IgM and IgA...
October 2016: Archives of Dermatological Research
Vanesa Calvo-Río, José Luis Hernández, Francisco Ortiz-Sanjuán, Javier Loricera, Natalia Palmou-Fontana, Maria C González-Vela, Domingo González-Lamuño, Marcos A González-López, Susana Armesto, Ricardo Blanco, Miguel A González-Gay
To further investigate into the relapses of Henoch-Schönlein purpura (HSP), we analyzed the frequency, clinical features, and predictors of relapses in series of 417 unselected patients from a single center. After a median follow-up of 12 (interquartile range [IQR]: 2-38) years, almost one-third of the 417 patients (n = 133; 32%; 85 men/48 women) had experienced at least 1 relapse. At the time of disease diagnosis, patients who later experienced relapses had less commonly infections than those who never suffered flares (30...
July 2016: Medicine (Baltimore)
Borja Croche Santander, Elena Campos, Adela Sánchez, Laura Marcos, Isabel Díaz, Cristóbal Toro
Schonlein-Henoch purpura accounts for the majority of cases of systemic vasculitis in children. Classical presentation is characterized by palpable purpura, glomerulonephritis, arthralgias and abdominal pain. Although genitourinary manifestations, in form of testicular and scrotal involvement, have been widely described, penile involvement remains an extremely rare complication. We report a case of a 6-year-old boy who presented with purpuric rash on the glans, prepuce and penile shaft, with painful edema in the penile region...
August 1, 2016: Archivos Argentinos de Pediatría
A Oral, E O Ahiskalioglu, M Yigiter, S Sipal, M Kantarci, A B Salman
Henoch-Schönlein purpura (HSP), an anaphylactic vasculitis, is characterized by palpable purpuric rash and collection of immunglobuline A (Ig A) around small vessels. Its clinical triad is purpura, arthritis and abdominal pain. Henoch-Schönlein purpura usually involves the kidney, gastrointestinal tract, joints and, rarely, nonrenal genitourinary organs. Except all rare cases that progress to renal failure, HSP is a disease which resolves without any sequelae. Henoch-Schönlein purpura may mimic surgical condition such as appendicitis and testicular torsion, leading to unnecessary laparotomy and explorations...
July 13, 2015: West Indian Medical Journal
J L Zhao, Y Zhang, S Zhang, J Li, Q Wang, Y Zhao, X F Zeng
A 29-year-old woman was admitted to the Department of Rheumatology, Peking Union Medical College Hospital due to intermittent rashes, fever and headache. Palpable purpura were symmetrically distributed on the extremities and trunk. Other manifestations included headache with nausea and vomiting. Elevated white blood cell (WBC) count, platelet (PLT) count, erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR) and C-reactive protein were the main laboratory findings. Antinuclear antibodies and antineutrophil cytoplasmic antibodies were negative...
July 1, 2016: Zhonghua Nei Ke za Zhi [Chinese Journal of Internal Medicine]
Camelia Cojocariu, Carol Stanciu, Codrina Ancuta, Mihai Danciu, Stefan Chiriac, Anca Trifan
Immunoglobulin A (IgA) vasculitis, formerly called Henoch-Schönlein purpura, is a leukocytoclastic type of vasculitis affecting small vessels with a deposition of immune IgA complexes, clinically characterized by the classic tetrad of nonthrombocytopenic palpable purpura, arthralgia (or arthritis), and gastrointestinal and renal involvement. Although the cause of the disease remains unknown, immune complexes of IgA and unidentified antigens seem to play a central pathogenic role. The diagnosis is easily established in the presence of purpura, but may be challenging in its absence, especially when colicky abdominal pain precedes the cutaneous lesions...
June 2016: Journal of Gastrointestinal and Liver Diseases: JGLD
Mehmet Ali Duman, Nilgün Selçuk Duru, Bahar Çalışkan, Hale Sandıkçı, Ferhat Çengel
BACKGROUND: Henoch-Schönlein Purpura (HSP) is a systemic hypersensitivity disease of unknown cause that is characterized by a purpuric rash and systemic manifestations, such as colicky abdominal pain, polyarthralgia, and acute glomerulonephritis. Common complications of HSP that lead to surgical intervention include intussusception, perforation, necrosis, and massive gastrointestinal bleeding. Unusual clinical manifestations of HSP may include edema of the scrotum and eyes. Lumbar swelling is rarely seen as a complication of HSP...
May 2016: Balkan Medical Journal
Kathryn M Hewett, M Olivia Titus
Henoch-Schonlein purpura (HSP) may present in a variety of ways, most commonly with joint pain or the distinctive palpable purpura. Genitourinary manifestations of HSP are less common and may precede the classic signs and symptoms of HSP, making the diagnosis difficult. We report a case of a 19-month-old boy with penile and scrotal erythema and swelling at presentation who was later diagnosed with HSP.
June 2016: Pediatric Emergency Care
A-J Jung, M Schaeffer, M Mitcov, Y Scrivener, B Cribier, D Lipsker
OBJECTIVE: For many physicians, palpable purpura is synonymous with vasculitis. However, a skin biopsy is almost always performed in common clinical practice in order to confirm the diagnosis. The aim of our study was to assess whether palpable purpura is always indicative of an inflammatory infiltrate in a vessel wall. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Eighty-seven patients were included in this prospective monocentric study, 45 of whom were presenting a palpable purpura...
May 2016: Annales de Dermatologie et de Vénéréologie
Lumuli Mbonile
Autoimmune progesterone dermatitis (APD) is a rare autoimmune response to raised endogenous progesterone levels that occur during the luteal phase of the menstrual cycle. Cutaneous, mucosal lesions and other systemic manifestations develop cyclically during the luteal phase of the menstrual cycle when progesterone levels are elevated. APD symptoms usually start 3 - 10 days before menstruation and resolve 1 - 2 days after menstruation ceases. A 30-year-old woman presented with urticaria, petechiae and palpable pinpoint purpura lesions of the legs, forearms, neck and buttocks 1 week prior to her menses starting and 2 months after a medical abortion...
April 2016: South African Medical Journal, Suid-Afrikaanse Tydskrif Vir Geneeskunde
Joshua A Farhadian, Carmen Castilla, Marianna Shvartsbeyn, Shane A Meehan, Andrea Neimann, Miriam Keltz Pomeranz
We report the first case of direct immunoflourescence-proven immunoglobulin A (IgA) vasculitis associated with influenza infection in an adult patient. IgA vasculitis, which was previously known as Henoch-Schönlein purpura, is the most common systemic vasculitis in children but rarely occurs in adults. Disease onset often occurs after upper respiratory tract infections that are caused by adenovirus or enterovirus. The American College of Rheumatology defines IgA vasculitis by the presence of any two of the following four criteria: age ≤ 20 years at disease onset, palpable purpura, acute abdominal pain, and a biopsy specimen that shows granulocytes in the walls of small arterioles or venules...
December 2015: Dermatology Online Journal
Chase W Kwon, Kathryn Somers, Glynis Scott, Mary Gail Mercurio
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June 1, 2016: JAMA Dermatology
Hemal N Sampat, Brian P McAllister, Darryl D Gaines, Barbara Ostrov
Henoch-Schönlein purpura (HSP), more recently termed immunoglobulin A (IgA) vasculitis, is a systemic small-vessel vasculitis characterized by perivascular IgA deposition. This disease manifests clinically as palpable purpura, arthralgia, gastrointestinal symptoms, and renal dysfunction. Although ileitis can be seen in HSP, terminal ileitis is virtually pathognomonic for Crohn disease. We present a comprehensive review of the literature on this association, including 2 cases of our own, to demonstrate the importance of considering HSP in the differential diagnosis of ileitis suggestive of Crohn disease...
March 2016: Journal of Clinical Rheumatology: Practical Reports on Rheumatic & Musculoskeletal Diseases
Amanda Dalpiaz, Richard Schwamb, Yimei Miao, Jacquelyn Gonka, Wayne Walzter, Sardar A Khan
Henoch-Schonlein purpura (HSP) is an immune-mediated systemic vasculitis generally found in children. The standard manifestations of HSP are palpable purpura, arthritis, abdominal pain, and renal complications. Although less common, there are significant urological manifestations associated with HSP. The primary objective of this review is to encourage better understanding and management of HSP by emphasizing the common and rare manifestations of HSP, how they are diagnosed, and the latest treatment options for mild to severe complications...
July 2015: Current Urology
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