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Vol. 41. Num. 152.October 2006Pages 131-171
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Vol. 41. Num. 152.October 2006Pages 131-171
Henoch-Schönlein purpura. Apropos of a case in a sportswoman
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Jaume Escoda Moraa, Asun Estruch Massanab, Jose Antonio Gutiérrez Rincóna, Fernando Pifarré San Agustínc, Ramon Balius Matasa
a Medicina del Deporte. Centre d'Estudis de l'Alt Rendiment Esportiu. Consell Català de l'Esport. Generalitat de Catalunya. Barcelona. España.
b Medicina del Deporte y Pediatría. Centre d'Estudis de l'Alt Rendiment Esportiu. Consell Català de l'Esport. Generalitat de Catalunya. Barcelona. España.
c Medicina del Deporte. Centre de Medicina de l'Esport de Lleida. Consell Català de l'Esport. Generalitat de Catalunya. Lleida. España.
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We report the case of a 15-year-old synchronized swimmer who presented with Henoch-Schönlein purpura (also known as anaphylactoid purpura), a small-vessel systemic vasculitis believed to be the most frequent vasculitis in childhood and which mainly affects children and adolescents between the ages of 3 and 15 years. The male-to-female ratio is 2:1. In our patient, involvement was exclusively cutaneous in the form of petechiae, with several outbreaks of dermal lesions. The clinical course was benign and self-limiting and the patient required no treatment apart from rest from swimming (to prevent possible, more serious complications) and the corresponding clinical and laboratory follow-up.
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