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Henoch-Schönlein purpura with uveitis: an unusual case and review of literature.

Department of Pediatrics, Kalawati Saran Children Hospital, Lady Hardinge Medical College, New Delhi, India.
Rheumatology International (Impact Factor: 2.21). 09/2011; DOI: 10.1007/s00296-011-2087-4
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ABSTRACT Henoch-Schönlein purpura (HSP) is a small vessel vasculitis with IgA dominant immune complex deposition. It is characterized by a triad of palpable purpura (without thrombocytopenia), abdominal pain and arthritis. Uveitis is rarely associated with HSP with only 3 cases reported in literature. All these cases were in adult population and were associated with nephritis. However, this association is not reported in paediatric age group. We are reporting a case of an 11-year-old child of recurrent HSP with uveitis.

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