What is the role of CT scanning in the workup 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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Computed tomography (CT) of the head is necessary if neurologic symptoms or severe headache persist. CT may also aid in the exclusion of other causes of abdominal pain.


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