DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.18203/2349-3291.ijcp20205417

Henoch-Schonlein purpura masquerading as vesiculobullous lesions in a child

Rajeshwari N., Prahada J., Kala K.

Abstract


Henoch-Schönlein purpura (HSP) is a systemic small vessel vasculitis occurring commonly in children presenting with palpable non-thrombocytopenic purpura, arthralgia and abdominal pain. Haemorrhagic bullous and ulcerative lesions are rare in HSP in children and can be a diagnostic challenge. We present a case of 6-year-old boy child who presented with bullous purpuric lesions in lower limbs, arthralgia and increased serum IgA. Histopathology of skin lesion revealed leukocytoclastic vasculitis. However, the direct immunofluorescence was negative for IgA deposits.

 


Keywords


HSP, Haemorrhagic bullae, Direct immunofluorescence, Leukocytoclastic vasculitis, IgA

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