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

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Verim L., Cebeci F., Erdem M. R., Somay A.

ARCHIVIO ITALIANO DI UROLOGIA E ANDROLOGIA, vol.85, no.1, pp.50-52, 2013 (ESCI) identifier identifier identifier


Henoch-Schonlein 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.