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A purple rash: a case study of henoch-schönlein purpura.
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PMID:  25076400     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Rashes are one of the most common presenting symptoms in the emergency department setting; they may be a primary diagnosis or a symptom of systemic disease. Accurate diagnosis of a rash may be challenging and requires clinical acumen, systematic history and physical examination, and judicious use of diagnostic testing. This case study reviews Henoch-Schönlein purpura (HSP) or IgA vasculitis, a common vasculitis of childhood. Although typically a self-limited disease, HSP may cause serious complications in a small subset of patients and requires monitoring. In addition, there are several differential diagnoses that may mimic HSP that are more serious. This article reviews the case of a 6-year-old boy who presented to a community emergency department and had a nontypical clinical course.
Authors:
Christopher Contino; Kathleen Bradbury-Golas
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Advanced emergency nursing journal     Volume:  36     ISSN:  1931-4493     ISO Abbreviation:  Adv Emerg Nurs J     Publication Date:    2014 Jul-Sep
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2014-07-31     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101285075     Medline TA:  Adv Emerg Nurs J     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  241-9     Citation Subset:  IM; N    
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