LOSARTAN INDUCED HENOCH SCHONLEIN PURPURA: A CASE STUDY.
Vishnu Das*, Haripriya H., Sujala Sunil
Henoch-Schonlein purpura is an acute small-vessel vasculitis, characterized clinically by a nonthrombocytopenic purpuric rash, nondeforming arthritis, gastrointestinal involvement, and nephritis. The incidence of HSP is about 10 cases per 100,000 per year, but 90% of cases are found in those less than 10 years of age. Kidney involvement occurs in 30-50% patients. A male patient of age 55yrs have hypertension and on losartan produce Henoch Schonlein Purpura. Proper mechanism behind this is unknown, we think it may be due some immune mediated mechanism by this given drug.
Keywords: Henoch schonlein purpura, thrombocytopenic purpuric rash, nephritis.
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