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Iranian Journal of Pediatrics
Tehran University of Medical Sciences Press
ISSN: 1018-4406
EISSN: 2008-2150
Vol. 25, No. 4, 2015, pp. 1-6
Bioline Code: pe15060
Full paper language: English
Document type: Case Report
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Iranian Journal of Pediatrics, Vol. 25, No. 4, 2015, pp. 1-6

 en Penile Skin Involvement as the First Presentation of Henoch-Schonlein Purpura Report of Nine Cases and Review of Literature
Paydary, Koosha; Fard, Sahra Emamzadeh; Mahboubi, Amir Hassan; Ziaee, Vahid; Moradinejad, Mohammad Hassan & Kajbafzadeh, Abdol-Mohammad


Introduction: Involvement of penis is a rare presentation in henoch-schonlein purpura (HSP). The presentations are mainly due to the deposition of immunoglobulin A (IgA) into the vessel walls. In this report, we present the clinical history of nine HSP cases that presented with penile skin involvement.
Case Presentation: All patients were referred in the acute phase of HSP. Penile skin involvement was evident as erythema, edema, ecchymosis, or induration of prepuce and/or penile shaft, that appeared simultaneously with skin rash in seven patients. Gastrointestinal involvement was positive in six patients. Patients were treated with steroids and follow up visits were normal except for one patient that developed crescentic glomerulonephritis.
Conclusions: We present nine cases of HSP with penile involvement in order to indicate another rare aspect of HSP and its possible complications as well as its appropriate treatment.

Purpura; Schoenlein-Henoch; Penis; Oral Corticosteroid; Vasculitis; Skin

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