LEON M. LEVITT, M.D.; BENJAMIN BURBANK, M.D., F.A.C.P.; BENJAMIN NATH, M.D.
Since Willan's1 original description in 1808, the syndrome of purpura, edema or erythema associated with visceral symptoms and signs has evoked sporadic interest among clinicians. Schönlein2 described purpura associated with arthritis in 1837. Some 30 years later Henoch3, 4 noted gastrointestinal disturbances associated with this skin phenomenon. Sir William Osler was intensely interested in this subject, and between 1895 and 1914 wrote numerous papers on the variability of the skin lesions,5, 6 the variety of the visceral lesions,7, 8 and the importance of these visceral symptoms and signs from a surgical standpoint.9 Pratt10 subsequently reviewed both his own and Osler's
LEVITT LM, BURBANK B, NATH B. HENOCH-SCHÖNLEIN'S SYNDROME WITH GLOMERULONEPHRITIS1. Ann Intern Med. ;35:1374–1382. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-35-6-1374
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1951;35(6):1374-1382.
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