Dermatology

Two cases of lymphedema

A 40-year-old white man was hospitalized for a possible leg infection. Although the patient was not in pain, a history of recurrent leg infections had prompted his admission. The man was 5 ft 9 in tall and weighed almost 500 lb. Pebbly plaques that were hard to the touch manifested on his legs. The patient…

The latest on Henoch-Schönlein purpura

Is there any new information available regarding the treatment of Henoch-Schönlein purpura (HSP)?—Norma L. Sneed, MD, Checotah, Okla. HSP is a form of systemic small-vessel vasculitis characterized by vascular and/or mesangial immunoglobulin A1 deposits. The main clinical manifestations are vascular purpura, predominating on the lower limbs, and articular, GI, and renal symptoms. Pulmonary, cardiac, genital,…

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