An adult male with abdominal pain and skin rash

  • Jay Patel Department of Internal Medicine, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center in Odessa, TX
  • Imran Umer
  • Anand Reddy
  • Yasir Ahmed
  • Craig Spellman
Keywords: Henoch-Schönlein purpura, HSP, IgA vasculitis, leukocytoclastic vasculitis, acute renal failure, skin rash


Henoch-Schönlein purpura is generally a disease of children and uncommon in adults, especially after the age of 40. It is characterized by leukocytoclastic vasculitis skin rash, arthralgia, and gastrointestinal symptoms. In adults, glomerulonephritis may occur and the long-term prognosis is poor. We present the case of a 65-year-old man with complaints of abdomen pain and skin rash who subsequently developed renal failure. He was diagnosed with adult onset Henoch-Schönlein purpura and survived after treatment with glucocorticoids and hemodialysis.


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Patel, J., Umer, I., Reddy, A., Ahmed, Y., & Spellman, C. (2014). An adult male with abdominal pain and skin rash. The Southwest Respiratory and Critical Care Chronicles, 3(9), 38-41. Retrieved from