Henoch-Schonlein purpura in children from the eastern province of Saudi Arabia.

  title={Henoch-Schonlein purpura in children from the eastern province of Saudi Arabia.},
  author={Amer Abdullah Lardhi},
  journal={Saudi medical journal},
  volume={33 9},
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the epidemiological and clinical profile of children with Henoch-Schonlein purpura (HSP) in eastern Saudi Arabia during a 15-year period. METHODS The medical records of children discharged with a diagnosis of HSP from King Fahad Hospital of the University, Al-Khobar, Saudi Arabia, between January 1996, and December 2010, were reviewed retrospectively. RESULTS Of 78 patients, 46 (59%) were boys, with a male to female ratio of 1.4:1. The patients' ages ranged from 22… CONTINUE READING


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