Henoch-Schönlein Purpura Nephritis

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Chapter 509 Henoch-Schönlein Purpura Nephritis

Henoch-Schönlein purpura (HSP) is the most common small vessel vasculitis in childhood. It is characterized by a purpuric rash and commonly accompanied by arthritis and abdominal pain (Chapter 161.1). Approximately 50% of patients with HSP develop renal manifestations, which vary from asymptomatic microscopic hematuria to severe, progressive glomerulonephritis.

Clinical and Laboratory Manifestations

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