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Pediatric Emergency Care:
doi: 10.1097/PEC.0b013e3181b0a46f
Illustrative Cases

Atypical Presentation of Henoch-Schönlein Purpura

Mannenbach, Mark S. MD*; Reed, Ann M. MD*; Moir, Christopher MD†

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Abstract

Henoch-Schönlein purpura (HSP) is the most common form of vasculitis found in the pediatric population. The most common presenting complaint for children with HSP is a purpuric rash on the lower extremities. Many other organ systems beyond the skin can be involved for children with HSP. We report a case of a 7-year-old girl with HSP who presented with status epilepticus and onset of rash 2 weeks after her initial symptoms.

© 2009 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.

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