Front Pediatr 2022 9;10:886371. Epub 2022 Jun 9.
Department of Pediatric Nephrology, Children's Hospital Colorado, Aurora, CO, United States.
IgA vasculitis (IgAV, also known as Henoch-Schönlein purpura or HSP) is a vasculitis of small vessels involving multiple organs, particularly of the joints, gastrointestinal tract, skin, and kidneys. Growing laboratory evidence has shown that complement plays a key role in the pathogenesis of IgAV, although direct evidence of this association in patients is lacking. We report a child with IgAV associated with clinical features of hypertension, nephrotic range proteinuria, acute kidney injury, and low serum C3, with histopathologic findings on renal biopsy of membranoproliferative glomerulonephritis with C3 and IgA co-dominance, and extensive complement derangements. Read More