Henoch-Schönlein purpura

Natalia Zdanowska, Agnieszka Owczarczyk-Saczonek, Waldemar Placek


Henoch-Schönlein purpura (HSP) is an acute, systemic vasculitis which usually occurs in young adults and children. The skin involvement may lead to the manifestation of symptoms associated with vasculitis in intestines, kidneys, and the central nervous system. The incidence of bowel perforation in course of HSP is very seldom and it occurs about 10 days after the appearance of the first symptoms. We present a 23-year-old male patient with jejunal intussusception in the course of HSP. The patient was operated urgently with resection of part of the small intestine. Adults rarely suffer from the occurrence of abdominal pain and fever, but sometimes they require careful monitoring and surgical intervention because misdiagnosis can be life threatening.



Henoch-Schönlein purpura; jejunal intussusception; haemorrhagic bullous lesions

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.18282/jsd.v1.i3.53


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