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Leukocytoclastic vasculitis after pneumococcal pneumonia in an elderly adult.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  17443040     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Hypersensitivity vasculitis (HSV) has been used to describe several forms of vasculitis of small blood vessels, including Henoch-Schönlein purpura (HSP), mixed cryoglobulinemia, and allergic vasculitis, etc. HSP is a disease occasionally seen in childhood, and is characterized by dermatological and abdominal symptoms. Here, we report a rare case of HSV which showed a clinical course similar to HSP after pneumococcal pneumonia in an elderly adult. Generally, Streptococcus pneumoniae is the most common pathogen in adult community-acquired pneumonia. Therefore, it is critical to recognize HSV as one of the important complications after bacterial infection, especially Streptococcus pneumoniae.
Shigeki Nakamura; Katsunori Yanagihara; Koichi Izumikawa; Masafumi Seki; Yoshitsugu Miyazaki; Yoichi Hirakata; Yoshifumi Soejima; Yohei Mizuta; Shigeru Kohno
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article     Date:  2007-04-17
Journal Detail:
Title:  Internal medicine (Tokyo, Japan)     Volume:  46     ISSN:  1349-7235     ISO Abbreviation:  Intern. Med.     Publication Date:  2007  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-04-19     Completed Date:  2007-06-14     Revised Date:  2009-11-19    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9204241     Medline TA:  Intern Med     Country:  Japan    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  487-90     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Respiratory Medicine, National Hospital Organization Ureshino Medical Center, Nagasaki.
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MeSH Terms
Pneumonia, Pneumococcal / complications*,  diagnosis*
Vasculitis, Leukocytoclastic, Cutaneous / diagnosis*,  etiology*

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