Henoch-Schönlein purpura without systemic involvement beginning with acute scrotum and mimicking torsion of testis

  • Levent Verim | leventverim@hotmail.com Departments of Urology and Dermatology, Haydarpasa Numune Training Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey.
  • Filiz Cebeci Departments of Dermatology, Haydarpasa Numune Training Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey.
  • M. Remzi Erdem Department of Urology, Bezmialem Vakif University, Istanbul, Turkey.
  • Adnan Somay Department of Pathology, Fatih Sultan Mehmet Research and Teaching Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey.

Abstract

Henoch-Schönlein purpura (HSP) is the most common systemic vasculitis in children. Typical presentations of HSP are palpable purpura of the small vessels in the hips and lower limbs, abdominal pain, arthritis, and hematuria. Scrotal involvement manifested by the presence of scrotal pain and swelling during the course of the disease is rarely seen. HSP without systemic involvement with acute scrotum mimicking testicular torsion is even rare in the medical literature. In most cases, patients with this disease achieve complete recovery. Herein, we report an interesting HSP case with skin symptoms but without systemic involvement and then progression to acute scrotum resembling torsion of testis.

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2013-04-19
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Case Reports - Andrology
Keywords:
Schönlein purpura, Non-systemic involvement, Scrotal swelling, Torsion of testis
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Verim, L., Cebeci, F., Erdem, M. R., & Somay, A. (2013). Henoch-Schönlein purpura without systemic involvement beginning with acute scrotum and mimicking torsion of testis. Archivio Italiano Di Urologia E Andrologia, 85(1), 50-52. https://doi.org/10.4081/aiua.2013.1.50