The most common urological manifestation of Henoch-Schönlein purpura is focal proliferative glomerulonephritis. Ureteric obstruction as a consequence of the disease has been reported in children but is rare. We report an adult male patient with Henoch-Schönlein purpura causing unilateral, bi-focal, recurrent ureteric obstruction. We speculate that ureteric involvement in Henoch-Schönlein purpura may be more common than hitherto suspected and that even with a demonstrable obstructive episode, consideration must be given for an initial conservative approach.
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