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Bullous Henoch-Schönlein Purpura and Associated Nephritis: A Case Report

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Henoch-Schönlein purpura (HSP) is the most common vasculitis in childhood, presenting with purpura, predominantly of the lower extremities and occasionally with renal involvement as well. Although associated with childhood, HSP, although rarely, can also develop in adults as well. It this report a patient in his sixties is presented, presenting with a myriad of rash units on his lower extremities, including bullous ones, and a constellation of chronic kidney failure. Skin and renal biopsy specimens reveal morphological changes and immune depositions representative of HSP. Despite treatment, the patient’s kidney failure slowly progresses. Although rare, the bullous form of HSP can be viewed as a more aggressive form of the disease, as seen by the presentation constellation and rapid progression in this case. Read the full article here.

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