Turner White CommunicationsAbout TWCSubscribeContact TWCHomeSearch
Hospital PhysicianJCOMSMPBRMsCart
Current Contents
Past Issue Archives
Interactive:
Self-Assessment Questions
Review of
Clinical Signs
Clinical Review
Quiz
Pediatric Rounds
Resident Grand Rounds
Article Archives
Case Reports
Clinical Practice
Exams
Pediatric Rounds
Resident Grand Rounds
Review of
Clinical Signs

Guide to Reading
Hospital Physician
Editorial Board
Information for Authors

Reprints, Permissions, & Copyright
Site Map
Review of Clinical Signs Review Questions

Answer 4
  1. Henoch-Schönlein purpura. Henoch-Schönlein purpura is one of the small-vessel vasculitides characterized by palpable purpura, with a distribution of lesions primarily over the lower extremities and buttocks. Some patients have nephritis or bowel involvement. Severe gastrointestinal or renal involvement is treated with glucocorticoids. Polyarteritis nodosa generally has painful ulcerating lesions on the lower extremities and is associated with HBV infection. Mixed cryoglobulinemia is generally associated with HCV infection. Systemic lupus erythematosus is not precipitated by an acute upper respiratory infection. The lack of bloody bowel movements makes inflammatory bowel disease less likely.

Click here to return to the questions



Click here to read more about Extraintestinal Manifestations
of Hepatogastrointestinal Diseases

(Requires Adobe Acrobat Reader)



Review of Clinical Signs main page



Check our archives to test your knowledge in other clinical signs:

Review of Clinical Signs Archives


If you do not already have Acrobat Reader, simply click on the icon below, scroll down to the "Get the Free Acrobat Reader" heading and follow the instructions to install the program. Acrobat enables you to convert any document into an Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF) file for easy viewing.

Download Adobe Acrobat Reader

 

Hospital Physician     JCOM     Seminars in Medical Practice
Hospital Physician Board Review Manuals
About TWC    Subscribe    Contact TWC    Home    Search   Site Map

Copyright © 2009, Turner White Communications
Updated 1/04/08 • kkj