Rheumatology: Current Research

Rheumatology: Current Research
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ISSN: 2161-1149 (Printed)


Berkovich A

Department of Nephrology & Hypertension, Baruch-Padeh Poria Medical Center, Poria, Israel

  • Research Article   
    Henoch Schonlein Purpura in Children Ages 2-18 in Poria Hospital: Clinical Manifestations of 100 Cases Over a 12 year Period
    Author(s): Sleman B, Berkovich A, Nasser S, Boshra N, Haia N and Nasser W*

    Background: Henoch-Schönlein Purpura (HSP) is the most common childhood vasculitis. It is a systemic vasculitis with multiorgan involvement. Diagnosis is based on clinical criteria. The classic tetrad of signs and symptoms includes palpable purpura, arthritis or arthralgia, abdominal pain and renal disease. Other organs involvement such as brain, lungs, and scrotum are less common but may be occasionally involved. Methods: Retrospective study of 100 patients that were hospitialized and diagnosed with HSP between 2006-2018 in Poria hospital included in the research. Patients were chosen based on EULAR criteria. Results: 100 patients entered the study, with male predominance (M:F ratio of 1.17). The average age was 6.3 and the median age 6. 88% of patients were under the age of 10 when diagnosed. Ave.. View More»
    DOI: 10.35248/2161-1149.20.10.269

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