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Henoch-Schönlein Purpura

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Basics

Description

  • Henoch-Schönlein purpura (HSP) is a nonthrombocytopenic, predominantly IgA-mediated, small vessel vasculitis that affects multiple organ systems and occurs in both children and adults.
  • HSP is often self-limited, with the greatest morbidity and mortality attributable to long-term renal damage.
  • Characterized by a tetrad of purpuric skin lesions, arthralgia, abdominal pain, and nephropathies

Epidemiology

Incidence
  • Annual incidence: 135/1 million children and 3.4 to 14.3/1 million adults
  • Mean age of patients affected is 6 years; 90% <10 years of age but has been reported in patients age 6 months to 75 years old
  • Gender: Male-to-female ratio is 1.2:1.
  • Race/ethnicity: most common in Caucasians and Asians, less common among African Americans

Prevalence
  • Annual prevalence: 10 to 22/100,000 persons
  • Year-round occurrence; more common in late fall to early spring

Etiology and Pathophysiology

  • Autoimmune disorder in which IgA production is increased in response to trigger(s), IgA1 immune complexes then activate the complement pathway, leading to production of inflammatory cytokines and chemokines.
  • Immune complex deposition results in small vessel inflammation; fibrosis; and necrosis within skin, intestinal mucosa, joints, and kidneys.
  • No single etiologic agent has been identified.
  • Known triggers include infection, drugs, vaccinations, and insect bites.
  • Infectious antigens include (but are not limited to) group A Streptococcus (may be present in up to 30% of HSP-associated nephritis), parvovirus B19, Bartonella henselae, Helicobacter pylori, Haemophilus parainfluenzae, coxsackievirus, adenovirus, hepatitis A and B viruses, Mycoplasma, Epstein-Barr virus, varicella, Campylobacter, methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus.
  • Drugs: acetaminophen, quinolones, etanercept, codeine, clarithromycin
  • Vaccinations: MMR (mumps, measles, rubella), pneumococcal, meningococcal, influenza, hepatitis B

Genetics
Associated with α1-antitrypsin deficiency, familial Mediterranean fever, HLA-DRB1*01, HLA-B35

Commonly Associated Conditions

  • Malignancy (rare): Greatest association is not only with solid tumors, including lymphoma, prostate cancer, and non–small cell lung cancer but also associated with multiple myeloma.
  • Studies suggest a possible relationship with H. pylori infection (1)[A].

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Citation

Stephens, Mark B., et al., editors. "Henoch-Schönlein Purpura." 5-Minute Clinical Consult, 27th ed., Wolters Kluwer, 2019. 5minute, www.unboundmedicine.com/5minute/view/5-Minute-Clinical-Consult/816525/all/Henoch_Schönlein_Purpura.
Henoch-Schönlein Purpura. In: Stephens MB, Golding J, Baldor RA, et al, eds. 5-Minute Clinical Consult. 27th ed. Wolters Kluwer; 2019. https://www.unboundmedicine.com/5minute/view/5-Minute-Clinical-Consult/816525/all/Henoch_Schönlein_Purpura. Accessed May 19, 2019.
Henoch-Schönlein Purpura. (2019). In Stephens, M. B., Golding, J., Baldor, R. A., & Domino, F. J. (Eds.), 5-Minute Clinical Consult. Available from https://www.unboundmedicine.com/5minute/view/5-Minute-Clinical-Consult/816525/all/Henoch_Schönlein_Purpura
Henoch-Schönlein Purpura [Internet]. In: Stephens MB, Golding J, Baldor RA, Domino FJ, editors. 5-Minute Clinical Consult. Wolters Kluwer; 2019. [cited 2019 May 19]. Available from: https://www.unboundmedicine.com/5minute/view/5-Minute-Clinical-Consult/816525/all/Henoch_Schönlein_Purpura.
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