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Diagnosis and management of henoch-schönlein purpura in pregnancy: a review of the literature.
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PMID:  22865032     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
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INTRODUCTION: Henoch-Schönlein Purpura (HSP) is an IgA-mediated hypersensitivity vasculitis uncommon in adults and rarely described in pregnancy. So far, only 20 cases have been described in pregnancy in the worldwide literature. Although prognosis for this condition is reported as excellent, most studies are based on the paediatric population. Henoch-Schönlein Purpura is known to be more severe in adults, and women with a history of HSP have an increased risk of complications during pregnancy. Diagnosis and management of HSP in adults is based on limited evidence, with little data regarding the obstetric population. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Review of data cited in current published cases. CONCLUSION: We review the obstetric cases reported so far and discuss diagnostic matters and current management strategies.
Authors:
S Tayabali; K Andersen; W Yoong
Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-8-4
Journal Detail:
Title:  Archives of gynecology and obstetrics     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1432-0711     ISO Abbreviation:  Arch. Gynecol. Obstet.     Publication Date:  2012 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-8-6     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8710213     Medline TA:  Arch Gynecol Obstet     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Affiliation:
University College London Medical School, London, UK.
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