Urinary retention secondary to acute vasculitic penile swelling in a pediatric patient

Acute urinary retention secondary to vasculitic penile swelling in children is extremely rare. Henoch-Schönlein purpura is a self-limiting IgA-mediated cutaneous vasculitis, which can cause soft tissue edema.

Acute urinary retention requires urgent intervention to prevent obstructive uropathy. Suprapubic catheterization provides an effective management strategy in the emergency setting.

Clinical case reports. 2016 Jan 22*** epublish ***

Nicholas Farkas, John Black, Ashish Gupta

Epsom and St Helier University Hospitals NHS Trust Wrythe Lane Carshalton Surrey SM5 1AA UK., Epsom and St Helier University Hospitals NHS Trust Wrythe Lane Carshalton Surrey SM5 1AA UK., Epsom and St Helier University Hospitals NHS Trust Wrythe Lane Carshalton Surrey SM5 1AA UK.

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