Long term prognosis of Henoch-Schonlein purpura

C. Mintzer-Ophir, Y. Danziger, A. Zeharia, M. Mimouni*

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Different rates and severity of renal involvement in Henoch-Schonlein purpura have been reported in the literature. We assessed renal involvement during initial the attack in 107 children, over a 20 year period and re- evaluated 64 of them after an interval of 4 to 24 years. Thirty-one patients (29%) were found to have initial renal involvement of whom only 1 (0.9%) suffered from nephrotic syndrome. Although 2 patients (3%) at follow up had evidence of residual renal damage (microhematuria), none suffered from severe damage. We have no explanation of the less severe renal involvement of Henoch-Schonlein purpura in Israel. Perhaps local and undetermined etiological factors affect prognosis.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)65-67
Number of pages3
JournalChildren's Hospital Quarterly
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1998
Externally publishedYes


  • Henoch-Schonlein purpura
  • Renal failure
  • Vasculitis


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