Penile involvement in Henoch-Schönlein purpura with good prognosis

Pietro Ferrara, Giuseppina Marrone, Alessandro Nicoletti, Antonio Mastrangelo, Eloisa Tiberi, Donato Rigante, Achille Stabile

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Henoch-Schönlein purpura (HSP), the commonest vasculitis in children, occurs most frequently between the ages of 4 and 6 years. We report the case of a 3-year-old boy with an otomastoiditis who was treated with cephalosporin and corticosteroids following a typical purpuric skin rash diagnosed as HSP. The patient also developed an acute occurrence of impairment of the glans, prepuce and penis 4 days after recovery that completely disappeared after a further 2 days, with the cutaneous rash subsiding on discharge from hospital.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)567-569
Number of pages3
JournalScandinavian Journal of Urology and Nephrology
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 2007


  • Henoch-Schönlein purpura
  • Penile involvement
  • Treatment

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nephrology
  • Urology


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