Successful Steroid Therapy of Henoch Schonlein Purpura in Young Adult Woman with Moderate Symptoms: A Case Report
Keywords:Henoch schonlein purpura, moderate symptoms, adult woman
Henoch schonlein purpura is a rare incidence case and almost similar to the clinical symptoms of autoimmune
diseases such as systemic lupus erythematus in young adult woman. A 23-year old woman patient presented
with reddish spots accompanied by a burning sensation and pain in both legs, vomiting profus and abdominal
pain. She also complained mild fever, frequent mouth sores, hair loss, joint pain and stiffness, frequent
fatigue in the last 1 month. Laboratory tests showed mild anemia, leukocytocis, proteinuria, erythrocytes and
leukocytes microscopic in urinalysis, increased of serum IgA and LED. The skin biopsy showed neutrophil
cell infiltration in the capillary vessel walls with necrotic debris. Methylprednisolone oral was given since she
hospitalized and decreased gradually. This case hada good prognosis because the result of serum creatinine
was normal insix months latereven though had moderate symptoms.
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