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Korean J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr. 1999 Mar;2(1):116-122. Korean.
Published online Mar 31, 1999.
Copyright © 1999 The Korean Society of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition
A Case of Acute Pancreatitis Complicated with Allergic Purpura
Sung Chul Lee, Hwa Ja Kim, Hann Tchah and Ho Jin Park
Department of Pediatrics Seoul Red Cross Hospital, Korea.

Allergic (Henoch-Schonlein) purpura is a nonthrombocytopenic purpura that affects small nonmuscular vessels with involvement of skin, gastrointestinal tract, joint, and kidney. Pancreatitis has rarely been reported as a complication of H-S purpura. In 1965, hemorrhagic pancreatitis as a complication of H-S purpura was reported by Toskin. We experienced one case of pancreatitis complicated with H-S purpura: pancreatic head enlargement was noted in small bowel series and abdominal sonogram with increased serum amylase level (160 U/dL) in a 6-year-old female child who complained of abdominal pain, vomiting, bloody stool, and petechiae on lower extremities.

Keywords: Henoch-Schonlein purpura; Acute pancreatitis