Author | Brian Bearie, MD


Henoch-Schönlein Purpura in an 18-Year-Old Boy

October 02, 2009

This palpable, nontender, nonblanching rash had developed on the elbows of an 18-year-old boy and spread to the ankles and feet. The rash was accompanied by moderate abdominal pain associated with episodes of nonbloody emesis that did not change with eating or bowel movements. Diffuse joint pain developed the day after the rash appeared.