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Korean J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr. 1999 Mar;2(1):116-122. Korean.
Published online Mar 31, 1999.  https://doi.org/10.5223/kjpgn.1999.2.1.116
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.
Abstract

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