How is arthralgia characterized in Henoch-Schönlein purpura (IgA vasculitis)?

Updated: Jan 08, 2021
  • Author: Rajendra Bhimma, MBChB, MD, PhD, DCH (SA), FCP(Paeds)(SA), MMed(Natal); Chief Editor: Craig B Langman, MD  more...
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Arthralgias occur in 60-84% of patients with IgAV and are the presenting complaint in approximately 25% of children. The large joints (eg, the knees and ankles) are the ones most commonly involved, with pain and edema being the only symptoms; the wrists and fingers are less commonly involved. True arthritis does not occur, and joint effusions are rare. Generally, the arthritis resolves completely over several days without permanent articular damage.

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