Asian Journal of Pediatric Nephrology

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2021  |  Volume : 4  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 33--35

Delayed presentation with henoch–schönlein purpura in a patient with immunoglobulin a nephropathy


WA Lasanthi Kumari Weerasooriya1, Neelakanthi V I. Ratnatunga2, Dinesh Rangana1, Shenal Thalgahagoda1 
1 Department of Paediatrics, Faculty of Medicine, University of Peradeniya, Kandy, Sri Lanka
2 Department of Pathology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Peradeniya, Kandy, Sri Lanka

Correspondence Address:
Shenal Thalgahagoda
Faculty of Medicine, University of Peradeniya, Kandy
Sri Lanka

Henoch–Schönlein purpura (HSP) nephritis (HSPN) and immunoglobulin A (IgA) nephropathy (IgAN) are related conditions that may be encountered sequentially in the same patient, are described in twins, and have common biological and pathological basis. The clinical features as well as the spectrum of severity at presentation vary significantly among patients. Here, we report a girl who first presented with acute glomerulonephritis and biopsy evidence of acute diffuse proliferative IgA nephritis with crescents, and 5 years later, she developed HSP and proteinuria. Such delayed appearance of cutaneous manifestations after initial renal involvement is unusual, though reported previously. This presentation stresses the importance of long-term follow-up of patients with HSPN and primary IgAN.


How to cite this article:
Lasanthi Kumari Weerasooriya W A, I. Ratnatunga NV, Rangana D, Thalgahagoda S. Delayed presentation with henoch–schönlein purpura in a patient with immunoglobulin a nephropathy.Asian J Pediatr Nephrol 2021;4:33-35


How to cite this URL:
Lasanthi Kumari Weerasooriya W A, I. Ratnatunga NV, Rangana D, Thalgahagoda S. Delayed presentation with henoch–schönlein purpura in a patient with immunoglobulin a nephropathy. Asian J Pediatr Nephrol [serial online] 2021 [cited 2021 Sep 19 ];4:33-35
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