IgA Vasculitis following Upper Respiratory Tract Infection with Persistent Proteinuria

Researcher: Brandon Speedy-Martin, MD

Research focus: IgA Vasculitis is one of the most prevalent systemic vasculitides affecting pediatric populations. It is a leading cause of renal failure, with more than 50% of cases resulting in glomerulonephritis. It often presents with a palpable, petechial, and purpuric rash and is frequently associated with postviral syndrome recovery. Renal involvement can range from microscopic hematuria to rapidly progressive glomerulonephritis. We present an otherwise healthy male with severe abdominal pain, palpable purpuric rash, hematuria, and proteinuria after a recent upper respiratory illness who was found to have IgA Vasculitis.