What is the role of surgery in the treatment of 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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Surgery may be undertaken to treat severe bowel ischemia. Kidney transplantation may be indicated in patients with severe kidney disease that is resistant to medical therapy. Successful treatment of progressive IgAV nephritis with tonsillectomy and corticosteroid pulse therapy has been reported.


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