Hypersensitivity vasculitis and Henoch-Schönlein purpura: a comparison between the 2 disorders.

@article{Michel1992HypersensitivityVA,
  title={Hypersensitivity vasculitis and Henoch-Sch{\"o}nlein purpura: a comparison between the 2 disorders.},
  author={Beat Michel and Gene G. Hunder and Daniel A. Bloch and Leonard H. Calabrese},
  journal={The Journal of rheumatology},
  year={1992},
  volume={19 5},
  pages={721-8}
}
Leukocytoclastic vasculitis of small vessels and predominant involvement of the skin are common features of both hypersensitivity vasculitis (HV) and Henoch-Schönlein purpura. In a study comparing 93 patients with HV and 85 patients with Henoch-Schönlein purpura we found major differences with respect to frequencies and type of organ involvement (gastrointestinal tract, kidneys, skin and joints) which were present in both younger and older patients when analyzed separately. To investigate which… CONTINUE READING
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