Board Review: Pediatrics

Which of the following pediatric conditions is associated with intussusception? (scroll down for the answer) 

A) Henoch-Schonlein Purpura

B) Kawasaki Disease

C) Testicular Torsion

D) Immune Thrombocytopenic Purpura 

E) Acute Appendicitis 









The correct answer is A) Henoch-Schonlein Purpura. 

Henoch-Schonlein Purpura (HSP) Pearls 

  • Vasculitis of children 2-11 years old 
  • Classic Triad: palpable purpuric rash, acute abdominal pain, arthritis 
  • Associated with intussusception
  • Renal involvement (hematuria, edema, proteinuria) is most significant long term consequence
  • Treatment is mainly supportive