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A 5-year-old male patient presented with fever, abdominal pain and rectal bleeding. He had a 3-week history of rash and arthralgia which was diagnosed as Henoch-Schönlein purpura (HSP). On presentation, he had a widespread purpuric rash and swollen extremities. Necrotic lesions and pallor were noted (figure 1). He was anaemic. Urine dipstick detected proteinuria and erythrocytes. Renal biopsy showed evidence of diffuse proliferative glomerulonephritis with strong deposition of …
Contributors KC drafted the manuscript with advice from MAO. NJS analysed the histology slides and wrote the legends for the pathology images.
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