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A 28-year-old female asked:

i was diagnosed with henoch schonlein purpura even though 3 biopsies didn't immunofluoresce. is it possible i was diagnosed wrong?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
Yes: In the absence of demonstrated IgA vasculitis in at least one section, i would have misgivings about the accuracy of your diagnosis. However, pathologists who seldom do immunofluorescence in their labs may run into technical problems that interfere. It's a tough call and this is one more reason you need a multispecialist team.

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