In what organ system are Henoch-Schönlein purpura (IgA vasculitis) complications found?

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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IgAV can involve nearly every organ system. Reported complications include the following:

  • Myocardial infarction
  • Pulmonary hemorrhage
  • Pleural effusion
  • Intussusception
  • GI bleeding
  • Bowel infarction
  • Protein-losing enteropathy [86]
  • Chronic kidney failure
  • Hematuria
  • Proteinuria
  • Seizures
  • CNS bleeding
  • Mononeuropathies
  • Recurrence of symptoms, specifically those of kidney impairment (rare)

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