Charles B Chen, Srikanth Garlapati, Jeffrey D Lancaster, Zachary Zinn, Patrick Bacaj, Kamakshya P Patra
Henoch-Schönlein purpura (HSP) is a systemic vasculitis that is common in the pediatric population and often presents with the classical triad of palpable purpura, arthralgia, and abdominal pain. We describe a case of HSP in a 14-year-old adolescent girl who presented with atypical features of painful hemorrhagic bullae. The patient was treated with high-dose steroids, dapsone, and supportive therapy with remarkable improvement.
October 2015: Cutis; Cutaneous Medicine for the Practitioner