Henoch-Schönlein purpura: a case with atypical presentation

Rheumatol Int. 2006 May;26(7):669-71. doi: 10.1007/s00296-005-0032-0. Epub 2005 Sep 23.


We report on a case of Henoch-Schönlein purpura (HSP) with pulmonary hemorrhage and severe renal involvement. The patient also had active carditis related to acute rheumatic fever. He died despite intensive treatment. Regarding this case, we discuss the pathogenesis and clinical findings of pulmonary hemorrhage and active carditis in HSP.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Hemorrhage / etiology*
  • Humans
  • Immunoglobulin A / blood
  • Lung Diseases / etiology*
  • Male
  • Myocarditis / etiology*
  • Purpura, Schoenlein-Henoch / complications*
  • Streptococcal Infections / complications
  • Streptococcus pyogenes


  • Immunoglobulin A