Turkish Journal of Nephrology
Case Report

Penile Involvement and Henoch-Schönlein Purpura: A Case Report


S.B. İzmir Tepecik Eğitim ve Araştırma Hastanesi, Çocuk Sağlığı ve Hastalıkları Klinikleri, İzmir, Türkiye

Turkish J Nephrol 2012; 21: 98-100
DOI: 10.5262/tndt.2012.1001.18
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Henoch-Schönlein purpura (HSP), characterized by non-thrombocytopenic purpura accompanied by arthritis/arthralgia, gastrointestinal and genitourinary system involvement is the most common vasculitis in childhood. Associated penile involvement is very rare in patients with genitourinary system involvement. We report a 4.5 year-old boy with penile involvement and arthritis after a shortduration remission of HSP. Prednisolone (1mg/kg/day, orally) and conservative measures resulted in complete recovery within five days. In conclusion, steroid treatment could be administered in HSP children with penile involvement although controversial.

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