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Rare and striking complication of Henoch-Schönlein purpura
  1. Dehlia Moussaoui,
  2. Judith Barasche,
  3. Laurence Lacroix
  1. Department of Pediatrics, University Hospitals Geneva, Geneva, Switzerland
  1. Correspondence to Dr Dehlia Moussaoui, Department of Pediatrics, University Hospitals Geneva, Geneva 1211, Switzerland; dehlia.moussaoui{at}

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A previously healthy 5-year-old boy presented to the emergency department with a non-traumatic painful oedema and purpuric rash of the penis, but no discomfort on micturition (figure 1). Examination revealed petechial rash on both legs and swelling of the right hand. A week earlier, he had suffered from an acute obstructive bronchitis, treated with salbutamol but no steroids. Urinalysis, full blood …

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  • Contributors All authors have contributed equally to the manuscript.

  • Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Patient consent Parental/guardian consent obtained.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

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