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Malaysian Journal of Medical Sciences
School of Medical Sciences, Universiti Sains Malaysia
ISSN: 1394-195X
Vol. 21, No. 2, 2014, pp. 72-74
Bioline Code: mj14025
Full paper language: English
Document type: Case Report
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Malaysian Journal of Medical Sciences, Vol. 21, No. 2, 2014, pp. 72-74

 en Henoch-Schönlein Purpura Associated with Gangrenous Appendicitis: A Case Report
SEMEENA, N.K. & ADLEKHA, Shashikant

Abstract

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.

Keywords
abdominal pain; appendicitis; purpura; purpuric; rash; Schonlein-Henoch; vasculitis

 
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