Henoch-Schönlein purpura (HSP) is a common systemic vasculitis occurring in children. Making a diagnosis of HSP is often straightforward, managing its complications can be difficult. Diffuse alveolar haemorrhage (DAH), bowel ischaemia and venous thrombosis are rare complications of this disorder. We present a case of a 15-year-old teenage girl presenting with typical purpuric rash of HSP, developed DAH, bowel ischaemia and venous thrombosis. She was successfully treated with pulse methylprednisolone, intravenous Ig and intravenous cyclophosphamide.
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- haematology (incl blood transfusion)
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Contributors KKD: Writing manuscipt, obtained images, managing patient, proof read. NAL: Managing patient, proof read. CLT: Managing patient, proof read. CHL: Conceptual, writing manuscipt, obtained images, managing patient, proof read.
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