Granulomatosis with polyangiitis presenting as Henoch-Schönlein purpura in children.

  title={Granulomatosis with polyangiitis presenting as Henoch-Sch{\"o}nlein purpura in children.},
  author={Tuan L Bui and Shanmuganathan Chandrakasan and Janet M. Poulik and Basil M. Fathalla},
  journal={Journal of clinical rheumatology : practical reports on rheumatic & musculoskeletal diseases},
  volume={19 4},
Granulomatosis with polyangiitis (GPA), formerly known as Wegener granulomatosis, in children is an uncommon chronic organ- and life-threatening systemic vasculitis that may share at time of initial presentation a number of clinical features in common with Henoch-Schönlein purpura (HSP), a very common and comparatively benign form of childhood vasculitis. Diagnosis of GPA requires a high index of suspicion, and antineutrophil cytoplasmic antibody tests along with tissue biopsy are helpful tools… CONTINUE READING
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