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

ArticleinRheumatology International 32(12) · September 2011with12 Reads
Impact Factor: 1.52 · DOI: 10.1007/s00296-011-2087-4 · Source: PubMed

    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.