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Schönlein–Henoch purpura involving the penis
  1. M Pennesi,
  2. E Biasotto,
  3. A Saccari
  1. Paediatric Department, IRCCS Burlo Garofolo, Trieste, Italy
  1. Correspondence to:
    Dr A Saccari
    via dell’Istria 65/1, Trieste, 34140, Italy; a_saccari{at}

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A 4.9 year old boy was brought to the emergency department by his parents with a very painful phallic tumefaction which had appeared three days after erythematous purpuric spots on his lower extremities without other signs or symptoms (see fig 1). The patient was discharged home with a diagnosis of paraphimosis …

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