Henoch-Schönlein Purpura Associated with Gangrenous Appendicitis: A Case Report|
SEMEENA, N.K. & ADLEKHA, Shashikant
Henoch-Schönlein Purpura (HSP) is a leucocytoclastic vasculitis of unclear aetiology characterised by symmetrical, non-traumatic, nonthrombocytopenic purpura mostly involving the lower limbs and buttocks, as well as arthritis, gastrointestinal manifestations, and occasional nephritis. A 35 years old male presented with purpuric rash on the lower extremities, abdominal pain, fever, arthralgia, and melaena. A diagnosis of HSP with appendicitis was made, which is an exceedingly rare phenomenon.
abdominal pain; appendicitis; purpura; purpuric; rash; Schonlein-Henoch; vasculitis