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A rare presentation of Henoch-Schonlein Purpura with facial involvement in a teenager

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Duminda Bandara Basnayake ,

Teaching Hospital kandy, LK
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Registrar in Medicine
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Thamara Kannangara,

Teaching Hospital Kandy, LK
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Consultant Physician
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Sajani Dharmadasa,

Teaching Hospital Kandy, LK
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Registrar in Medicine
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Janappriya Hewawasam

Teaching Hospital Kandy, LK
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Registrar in Dermatology
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Abstract

Henoch-Schonlein purpura is a small vessel vasculitis characterized by cutaneous, joint, gastrointestinal and renal involvement. Vasculitic purpura is mainly seen on lower limbs & buttocks and rarely on face & upper limbs. We report a 13 year old girl with Henoch Schonlein purpura, who presented with purpuric rash predominantly involving the face, ears and upper limbs.

DOI: http://doi.org/10.4038/amj.v9i2.7595
How to Cite: Basnayake, D.B. et al., (2015). A rare presentation of Henoch-Schonlein Purpura with facial involvement in a teenager. Anuradhapura Medical Journal. 9(2), pp.41–43. DOI: http://doi.org/10.4038/amj.v9i2.7595
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Published on 26 Dec 2015.
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