Acta Medica International

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2017  |  Volume : 4  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 92--95

Henoch-Schönlein purpura in adults in the emergency department


Chukwuemeka Nwaneri 
 Department of Emergency Medicine, Ysbyty Glan Clywd Hospital, Betsi Cadwaladr University Board, Bodelwyddan, LL18 5UJ, Denbeghshire, Wales; Department of Community Health & Wellbeing, Faculty of Health & Social Care, University of Chester, Riverside, Chester, CH1 1SL, UK

Correspondence Address:
Chukwuemeka Nwaneri
Department of Emergency Medicine, Ysbyty Glan Clywd Hospital, Betsi Cadwaladr University Board, Bodelwyddan, LL18 5UJ, Denbeghshire, Wales
UK

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.


How to cite this article:
Nwaneri C. Henoch-Schönlein purpura in adults in the emergency department.Acta Med Int 2017;4:92-95


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Nwaneri C. Henoch-Schönlein purpura in adults in the emergency department. Acta Med Int [serial online] 2017 [cited 2020 Aug 10 ];4:92-95
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