What are genitourinary symptoms of Henoch-Schönlein purpura (IgA vasculitis)?

Updated: Oct 28, 2020
  • Author: Rajendra Bhimma, MBChB, MD, PhD, DCH (SA), FCP(Paeds)(SA), MMed(Natal); Chief Editor: Craig B Langman, MD  more...
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Scrotal involvement is not uncommon in IgAV and may mimic testicular torsion, which must be excluded. Male patients may have associated inflammation and hemorrhage of the testes, appendix testes, spermatic cord, epididymis, or scrotal wall. True torsion is rare. Ha and Lee reported that neurologic symptoms, localized edema, and high serum C3 levels were significantly related to scrotal involvement in male patients with IgAV. [74]

In women with IgAV, gynecologic symptoms can include painful menstruation.


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