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Atypical tumour-like involvement of the colon in Henoch-Schonlein purpura successfully treated with the administration of factor XIII.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  22696739     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Henoch-Schönlein purpura (HSP) is a type of systemic vasculitis of the small vessels, which frequently involves the skin, kidney and gastrointestinal tract. While the typical intestinal features of HSP include diffuse mucosal redness, small ring-like petechiae and haemorrhagic erosions, tumour-like lesions are rarely observed. The current study presents a rare case of HSP with an intestinal tumour-like lesion in the caecum. The intestinal lesion caused fresh melaena, and was completely resolved with the administration of factor XIII as described in previously reported cases. It is important to immediately undergo proper treatment for improving tumour-like lesions which may cause severe complications, such as excessive haemorrhage and stricture.
Authors:
Katuyoshi Ando; Mikihiro Fujiya; Ryuji Sugiyama; Toshie Nata; Yoshiki Nomura; Nobuhiro Ueno; Shin Kashima; Chisato Ishikawa; Yuhei Inaba; Takahiro Ito; Kentaro Moriichi; Kotaro Okamoto; Katsuya Ikuta; Jiro Watari; Yusuke Mizukami; Yutaka Kohgo
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2011-05-12
Journal Detail:
Title:  BMJ case reports     Volume:  2011     ISSN:  1757-790X     ISO Abbreviation:  BMJ Case Rep     Publication Date:  2011  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-06-14     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101526291     Medline TA:  BMJ Case Rep     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Division of Gastroenterology and Hematology/Oncology, Department of Medicine, Asahikawa Medical University, Asahikawa, Japan.
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