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International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Henoch-Schonlein Purpura with Renal Involvement in a Young Woman

I Putu Evi Prabasari

Abstract: Henoch-Schonlein Purpura (HSP) is a small vessel vasculitis mediated by IgA deposition that occurs mostly in children and rarely presents in adults. This report describes a 20 years old Balinese female with HSP, who presented with cutaneous, kidney and joint manifestations of this disease. She had history of upper respiratory tract infection couple weeks before. Physical examination showed erythematous, palpable, purpuric rashes on her thighs and lower legs. Complete blood count test revealed leukocytosis and neutrophilia predominate, moreover urinalysis showed macroscopic and microscopic haematuria and also proteinuria. She was treated with intravenous methylprednisolone and showed a good outcome

Keywords: Henoch-Schonlein Purpura, Nephritis, Vasculitis, Palpable Purpura



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