Urinary microscopy in the diagnosis of haematuria in schönlein-henoch purpura

A. Martini, A. Ravelli, G. Beluffi

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A 5.5-year-old boy with Schönlein-Henoch purpura presented flank pain, macroscopic haematuria and voiding of blood clots. Radiologic examination showed a stenosing ureteritis. Treatment with prednisone was accompanied by resolution of the urologic manifestations. Ureteritis is a potentially serious complication of Schönlein-Henoch purpura and its incidence is probably under-estimated. Less than half of the reported patients have had symptoms suggesting a urologic complication. Microscopic examination of the urinary sediment can be helpful for the precocious diagnosis of ureteritis in the Schönlein-Henoch purpura.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)591-593
Number of pages3
JournalEuropean Journal of Pediatrics
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Apr 1986


  • Macroscopic haematuria
  • Schönlein-Henoch purpura
  • Stenosing ureteritis
  • Urinary microscopy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health


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