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Fatal Henoch-Schonlein Purpura in an adult related to bowel perforation: Report and review of the literature.
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PMID:  23122016     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
BACKGROUND: Henoch-Schonlein purpura is an idiopathic, IgA associated, systemic small-vessel vasculitis characterized by the clinical tetrad of palpable purpura, arthralgias, renal dysfunction, and abdominal pain. Whereas Henoch-Schonlein is an overwhelmingly pediatric disease, its rare diagnosis in adults carries a much higher morbidity and mortality.
OBSERVATIONS: We describe a 52-year-old man with biopsy proven Henoch-Schonlein who expired from bowel perforation.
CONCLUSIONS: Severe gastrointestinal complications and death from gastrointestinal involvement by Henoch-Schonlein purpura is rare. The authors surmise that multiple co-morbidities may have contributed to our patient's demise.
Una Miniter; Yoon-Soo Cindy Bae-Harboe; Jennifer G Powers; Shannon M Campbell; Lynne J Goldberg
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2012-10-15
Journal Detail:
Title:  Dermatology online journal     Volume:  18     ISSN:  1087-2108     ISO Abbreviation:  Dermatol. Online J.     Publication Date:  2012  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-11-05     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9610776     Medline TA:  Dermatol Online J     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Boston University, Boston, Massachusetts.
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