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Clinical Observation of 30 Cases of Henoch-Schoenlein Syndrome in Infancy and Children

Journal of the Korean Pediatric Society 1974;17(7):475-481.
Published online July 31, 1974.
Clinical Observation of 30 Cases of Henoch-Schoenlein Syndrome in Infancy and Children
Rhee Woo Kim, Sung Tae Park, ., Chui Hong Paek, Ji Sub Oh, Dong Hak Shin
Department of Pediatrics、Presbyterian Hospital Daegu, Korea
Henoch-Schoenlein 증후군에 대 한 임상적 관찰
김이우, 박성태, 백철홍, 오지섭, 신동학
대구동산기독영원 소아과
The clinical studies of 30 cases of Henoch-Schoenlein syndrome in infancy and children were made. 1) The previous history of the upper respiratory tract infection showed 83. 3%. 2) Males were more affected than females. The ratio was approximately 2 : 1. 3) In age incidence, the cases were seen mostly from 2 to 8 year(70. 0%), especially from 4 to 6 year of life (33.3%). 4) Seasonal incidence was more common in spring 15 cases (50. 0%) and fall months 8 cases (26.7 %). 5) Clinical manifestations were skin rash (100.0%), joint pain (70.0%), abdominal〔63.3%) and nephritis (26.7%). 6) The most common type of skin rash in Henoch-Schoenlein syndrome was petechiae on the area below the waist, especially buttocks. 7) Joints most often involved were the ankle and knee (85. 7%), less frequently the wrists and digits. 8) In gastrointestinal manifestation of Henoch-Schoenlein syndrome, abdominal pain was the most common (84. 2%) and next gastrointestinal bleeding (78. 9%). 9) The renal manifestation of Henoch-Schoenlein syndrome was the most serious sign. Hematuria was more common (100. 0%) than albuminuria (75.0%) in these cases. 10) Most cases (28 of 30) were recovered within 6 weeks and one ease of nephritis was recovered 'within 8 weeks, but only one case of nephritis was not recovered

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