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The first case of Henoch-Schönlein purpura associated with rosuvastatin: colonic involvement coexisting with small intestine
  1. Korcan Aysun Gonen1,
  2. Gamze Erfan2,
  3. Meltem Oznur3,
  4. Cuneyt Erdogan4
  1. 1Department of Radiology, School of Medicine, Namik Kemal University, Tekirdag, Turkey
  2. 2Department of Dermatology, School of Medicine, Namik Kemal University, Tekirdag, Turkey
  3. 3Department of Pathology, School of Medicine, Namik Kemal University, Tekirdag, Turkey
  4. 4Department of Radiology, School of Medicine, Uludag University, Bursa, Turkey
  1. Correspondence to Professor Cuneyt Erdogan, cerdogan{at}


Henoch-Schönlein purpura (HSP) is a systemic vasculitis affecting small vessels. It is the most common systemic vasculitis in children, and is rare in adults. Serious gastrointestinal complications are more common in childhood. Infections and drugs are the most prominent factors in the aetiology. Wall thickening in segments of the small intestine is commonly seen in imaging studies in gastrointestinal system (GIS) involvement. Simultaneous involvement of small intestine and colon is rare. An HSP case involving small intestine and colon in an adult patient due to the use of rosuvastatin, an antihyperlipidaemic agent, is presented, and is first of its kind reported in the literature.

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