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Case Reports in Pediatrics
Volume 2013 (2013), Article ID 680208, 4 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2013/680208
Case Report

Successful Treatment of Hemorrhagic Bullous Henoch-Schönlein Purpura with Oral Corticosteroid: A Case Report

1Department of Pediatrics, Konya Education and Research Hospital, 42090 Konya, Turkey
2Department of Pathology, Konya Education and Research Hospital, 42090 Konya, Turkey
3Department of Dermatology, Konya Education and Research Hospital, 42090 Konya, Turkey
4Department of Pediatric Rheumatology, Konya Education and Research Hospital, 42090 Konya, Turkey

Received 20 February 2013; Accepted 27 March 2013

Academic Editors: C. F. Classen, A. W. Kamps, A. Mohta, and M. Moschovi

Copyright © 2013 Celebi Kocaoglu et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

Henoch-Schönlein purpura (HSP) is a vasculitis of small-sized blood vessels, resulting from immunoglobulin-A-mediated inflammation. It is the most common acute systemic vasculitis in childhood and mainly affects skin, gastrointestinal tract, joints, and kidneys. The characteristic rash of HSP consists of palpable purpuric lesions 2 to 10 mm in diameter concentrating in the buttocks and lower extremities. The occurrence of hemorrhagic bullae in children with HSP is rarely encountered. This report describes a 4.5-year-old female patient with HSP associated with hemorrhagic bullous lesions.