Hemorrhagic Bullous Henoch-Schonlein Purpura: A Case Report

Nirmala Ponnuthurai, Sabeera Begum, Lee Bang Rom


Henoch – Schonlein purpura (HSP) is a vasculitis of small sized blood vessels. It is the most common acute systemic vasculitis in childhood. It mainly affects skin, gastrointestinal tract, joints and kidney. It results from Immunoglobulin A mediated inflammation. The characteristic skin findings are palpable purpuric lesions over the lower limbs and buttocks. The occurance of haemorrhagic bullae in children with HSP is rarely encountered. This case report describes a 12 year old boy with bullous haemorrhagic HSP treated at Institute Paediatric, Hospital Kuala Lumpur.

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