Henoch Schonlein Purpura as Late Manifestation of Hepatitis A Infection SD01-SD02
Pt. B. D. Sharma, PGIMS, Rohtak, Haryana, India.
An uncommon presentation of Hepatitis A Virus (HAV) Infection is cutaneous vasculitis. This report is about a seven-year-old male patient that came to the pediatric emergency with complaints of bilateral swelling of lower limbs and pain in right knee for the last three days. Patient had history of jaundice one month back. On examination, he was febrile and had swelling over right knee with decreased range of movements and multiple palpable purpura over lower extremities and buttocks. Laboratory evaluation showed deranged Liver Function Test (LFT) and positive HAV IgM antibodies. Histopathological examination of skin biopsy was suggestive of leukocytoclastic vasculitis and IgA deposition. Final diagnosis of Henoch Schonlein Purpura (HSP) was established based on clinical findings and skin biopsy findings which are usually sufficient for confirmed diagnosis. Patient was admitted and managed conservatively with oral analgesics. After a few days, patient was discharged in satisfactory condition.