Korean J Pediatr.  2004 Apr;47(4):465-469.

A Case of Henoch-Schonlein Purpura after Abdominal Blunt Trauma

Affiliations
  • 1Department of Pediatrics, Masan Samsung Hospital, College of Medicine, Sungkyunkwan University, Masan, Korea.
  • 2Department of Pediatrics, Kwandong University, College of Medicine, Koyang, Korea. heavendoctor@yahoo.co.kr

Abstract

Henoch-Schonlein purpura is the most common vasculitis in childhood and shows unique clinical features characteristic purpura, arthritis, abdominal pain, intestinal bleeding, nephritis and so forth by IgA mediated leukocytoclastic vasculitis. The etiology of Henoch-Schonlein purpura is unknown, but many variable causative factors are reported such as infection, drugs, vaccination, food, insect bite and so on. Henoch-Schonlein purpura precipitated by trauma is rare. There have been reports in which Henonch-Schonlein purpura was precipitated by trauma of cranio-face and ankle joint. We experienced a case of Henoch-Schonlein purpura precipitated by abdominal blunt trauma. We report it with a review of the literature.

Keyword

Henoch-Schonlein purpura; Trauma; Abdominal trauma

MeSH Terms

Abdominal Pain
Ankle Joint
Arthritis
Hemorrhage
Immunoglobulin A
Insect Bites and Stings
Nephritis
Purpura
Purpura, Schoenlein-Henoch*
Vaccination
Vasculitis
Immunoglobulin A
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