Henoch-Schönlein Purpura in Adults in the Emergency Department

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Acta Medica International,2017,4,1,92-95.
Published:December 2016
Type:Case Report

Henoch-Schönlein Purpura in Adults in the Emergency Department

Chukwuemeka Nwaneri1,2

1Department of Emergency Medicine, Ysbyty Glan Clywd Hospital, Betsi Cadwaladr University Board, Bodelwyddan, LL18 5UJ, Denbeghshire, Wales, UK.

2Department of Community Health & Wellbeing, Faculty of Health & Social Care, University of Chester, Riverside, Chester, CH1 1SL, UK.

Abstract:

A report of an unusual and easily missed diagnosis of Henoch-Schonlein purpura in an adult Caucasian male who presented in the emergency department. The patient had widespread rashes, positive urine dipstick (haematuria, proteinuria and ketonuria) and responded well to steroid and fluids treatment in the emergency department. He was admitted to the acute medical unit.

Palpable purpuric rashes on the anterolateral aspect of the leg