Surgical evaluation of Henoch-Schönlein purpura. Experience with 110 children.

  title={Surgical evaluation of Henoch-Sch{\"o}nlein purpura. Experience with 110 children.},
  author={Stephen D Katz and Martin Borst and I K Seekri and Jay L. Grosfeld},
  journal={Archives of surgery},
  volume={126 7},
  pages={849-53; discussion 853-4}
Henoch-Schönlein purpura is a disorder of unknown origin that is probably related to an autoimmune phenomenon. This report concerns 110 children (mean age, 6.2 years; range, 6 months to 14 years) with Henoch-Schönlein purpura. Seventy-two (65%) had abdominal pain associated with nausea and vomiting, bloody stool, and upper gastrointestinal bleeding. Sixty patients with abdominal pain were evaluated and treated conservatively. However, 12 patients underwent laparotomy. Six underwent unnecessary… CONTINUE READING
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