Which physical findings suggest Henoch-Schönlein purpura (HSP)?

Updated: Oct 02, 2017
  • Author: David A Piccoli, MD; Chief Editor: Carmen Cuffari, MD  more...
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HSP presents with a purpuric symmetric rash, commonly over the legs, buttocks, and arms. Asymptomatic microhematuria occurs in 80% of affected patients. The child may have hypertension, proteinuria, and hematochezia. Joint swelling may be present.


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