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November 1932

PURPURA HAEMORRHAGICA OF THE SCHÖNLEINHENOCH TYPE: REPORT OF A CASE

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FREEPORT, ILL.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1932;8(5):649-653. doi:10.1001/archopht.1932.00820180021002
Abstract

My attention was called to the literature on this subject by an experience in May and June, 1930. I was called in consultation to see a patient because of a severe inflammatory reaction in both eyes, which had then existed for six days before her entrance into the hospital.

There are so many manifestations of purpuric disease that one hesitates in a given case to be certain of the classification. Osier spoke of the many characteristic lesions of the skin in cases of purpura: all varieties of purpura ; wheals and edemas ; erythema with or without swelling, and necrotic areas due to localized infiltration of the skin. When there are symptoms in the joints, the most common joints to be affected are the ankle and knee, and the pain can be most excruciating. Involvement of the kidney is often quite serious, and in the case reported, was accompanied by an

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