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Schönlein-Henoch

adjective Schön·lein-Hen·och \ ˌshœn-līn-ˈhen-əḵ \

medical Definition of Schönlein-Henoch

: being a form of purpura that is characterized by swelling and pain of the joints in association with gastrointestinal bleeding and pain
  • the Schönlein-Henoch syndrome
  • Schönlein-Henoch disease

Biographical Note for schönlein-henoch

  • Henoch, Eduard Heinrich (1820–1910), German pediatrician. Henoch was one of Johann Schönlein's outstanding students at the University of Berlin. He described purpura associated with joint disease in two papers delivered before the Berlin Medical Society. His reports were published in 1868 and 1874. Henoch's descriptions expanded upon the observations made earlier by Schönlein.

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