[Childhood Henoch-Schönlein syndrome--common and uncommon features, complications, Finkelstein-Seidlmayer variant and management]

Bucher, Barbara; Fiore, Elisabetta; Bernasconi, Mara; Blumberg, Daniel; Garzoni, Luca; Rizzi, Mattia; Bianchetti, Mario G (2008). [Childhood Henoch-Schönlein syndrome--common and uncommon features, complications, Finkelstein-Seidlmayer variant and management]. Therapeutische Umschau, 65(5), pp. 269-77. Bern: Huber

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Although Henoch-Schönlein syndrome can occur at any age, it is overwhelmingly a disease of childhood. Indeed, Henoch-Schönlein syndrome is the most common vasculitis that affects children. The clinical features of this vasculitis are well documented, and the diagnosis is generally not difficult. This article briefly reviews both common and uncommon clinical aspects of the condition and information concerning therapy. A further focus of this review is recent information concerning abnormalities of immunoglobulin IgA1 glycosylation and the role of aberrantly glycosylated immunoglobulins in the development of Henoch-Schönlein syndrome. The final focus of the article is acute hemorrhagic edema, a benign vasculitis limited to the skin, which is characterized by circinate, medallion-like purpura, and ecchymoses and occurs in children younger than 4 years of age. The nosologic position of acute hemorrhagic edema, which has also been called Finkelstein-Seidlmayer syndrome, as a variant of Henoch-Schönlein syndrome is the subject of considerable debate, but most authors agree that there are sufficient clinical and prognostic differences to consider it a separate entity.

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04 Faculty of Medicine > Department of Gynaecology, Paediatrics and Endocrinology (DFKE) > Clinic of Paediatric Medicine

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Bucher, Barbara and Bianchetti, Mario Giovanni










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04 Oct 2013 15:03

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04 May 2014 23:19

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https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/27175 (FactScience: 104861)

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