Clin Case Rep Int | Volume 6, Issue 1 | Case Report | Open Access

Acute Pancreatitis Revealing Henoch-Schönlein Purpura

Rimaoui M1*, Hali F1, Marnissi F2 and Chiheb S1

1Department of Dermatology, CHU Ibn Rochd, Morocco
2Department of Pathological Anatomy, CHU Ibn Rochd, Morocco

*Correspondance to: Rimaoui Maryem 

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Abstract

Henoch-Schönlein purpura (also known as IgA vasculitis) is a systemic vasculitis of small vessels. It mainly affects children. The clinical spectrum of the disease mainly includes cutaneous purpura, arthralgias and/or arthritis, acute enteritis and glomerulonephritis. The short-term prognosis of the disease depends on the severity of the digestive involvement and the long-term prognosis on the renal involvement. Pancreatic involvement is exceptional. The physiopathological mechanism seems to be vascular by analogy with the renal and cutaneous involvement. Treatment remains not clearly defined. We report the case of a patient with IgA vasculitis complicated by pancreatitis and successfully treated with corticotherapy.

Keywords:

Henoch-Schönlein purpura; Pancreatitis; Digestive involvement; Intestinal involvement; IgA vasculitis

Citation:

Rimaoui M, Hali F, Marnissi F, Chiheb S. Acute Pancreatitis Revealing Henoch-Schönlein Purpura. Clin Case Rep Int. 2022; 6: 1333.

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