Diffuse intrapulmonary hemorrhage and renal failure in adult Henoch-Schönlein purpura

Am J Nephrol. 1987;7(2):140-2. doi: 10.1159/000167451.

Abstract

A 53-year-old woman with Henoch-Schönlein purpura presented with massive intrapulmonary hemorrhage and renal failure. Renal pathology revealed diffuse proliferative glomerulonephritis with granular deposition of immunoglobulin on immunofluorescent staining. Therapy with oral prednisolone resulted in resolution of the pulmonary lesions and renal failure.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Acute Kidney Injury / complications*
  • Acute Kidney Injury / drug therapy
  • Female
  • Glomerulonephritis / complications*
  • Hemorrhage / complications*
  • Hemorrhage / drug therapy
  • Humans
  • Lung Diseases / complications*
  • Lung Diseases / drug therapy
  • Middle Aged
  • Prednisolone / therapeutic use
  • Purpura, Schoenlein-Henoch / complications*
  • Purpura, Schoenlein-Henoch / drug therapy

Substances

  • Prednisolone