purpura rheumatica


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Related to purpura rheumatica: Henoch-Schonlein purpura

He·noch-Schön·lein pur·pu·ra

(he'nok shĕrn'līn),
an eruption of nonthrombocytopenic, palpable purpuric lesions due to dermal leukocytoclastic vasculitis with IgA in vessel walls associated with joint pain and swelling, colic, and passage of bloody stools, and occurring characteristically in young children; glomerulonephritis may occur during an initial episode or develop later.

purpura rheumatica

Etymology: L, purpura, purple; Gk, rheum, flow
a distinctive clinical sign associated with hemorrhages of the skin and other tissues. The lesions are red or purple and do not blanche on pressure. Purpura is related to either a disorder of the blood or an abnormality affecting the blood vessels.

purpura rheumatica

Purpura with joint pain, colic, bloody stools, and vomiting of blood.
See also: purpura

Henoch,

Eduard Heinrich, German pediatrician, 1820-1910.
Henoch chorea - a disorder in which sudden spasmodic coordinated movements of certain muscles or groups of physiologically related muscles occur at irregular intervals. Synonym(s): spasmodic tic
Henoch purpura - Synonym(s): Henoch-Schönlein purpura
Henoch-Schönlein purpura - an eruption of nonthrombocytopenic purpuric lesions due to dermal leukocytoclastic vasculitis. Synonym(s): acute vascular purpura; anaphylactoid purpura; Henoch purpura; Henoch-Schönlein purpura; Henoch-Schönlein syndrome; purpura nervosa; purpura rheumatica; Schönlein disease; Schönlein purpura
Henoch-Schönlein syndrome - Synonym(s): Henoch-Schönlein purpura
Schönlein-Henoch syndrome - Synonym(s): Henoch-Schönlein purpura