Korean J Gastrointest Endosc > Volume 30(2); 2005 > Article
Korean Journal of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy 2005;30(2): 86-90.
소뇌 및 위장관 출혈을 동반한 Henoch-Schönlein 자반증 1예
을지의과대학교 내과학교실, *신경외과학교실, 해부병리학교실
A Case of Henoch-Schönlein Purpura with Cerebellar and Gastrointestinal Bleeding
Hyun Seok Lee, M.D., Young Sook Park, M.D., Kye Hyoung Kwon, M.D., Chung Hyeon Kim, M.D., Won Wook Choi, M.D., Tae Hun Kim, M.D., Yeon Ho Choo, M.D., Yun Ju Jo, M.D., Seung Jin Lee, M.D.* and Jong Eun Ju, M.D.
Departments of Internal Medicine, *Neurosurgery and Pathology, Eulji University School of Medicine, Eulji Medical Center, Seoul, Korea
Henoch-Schönlein purpura is a systemic leukocytoclastic vasculitis involving small vessels. The diagnostic criteria is defined as a typical skin rash of which pathologic examination shows leukocytoclastic vasculitis, accompanied by any two of these major manifestations of the disease, namely gastrointestinal tract, kidney, joint involvement. In elder patient, Henoch-Schönlein purpura shows more serious gastrointestinal tract involvement. There are some reports of brain involvement of Henoch-Schönlein purpura. A 69-year-old man was admitted to department of neurosurgery, because of loss of consciousness. Brain CT showed acute cerebellar hemorrhage with rapid resolution by conservative treatment. Diffuse purpuric eruptions on both low legs were developed after 7 days of hospitalization. He was refered to our department due to epigastric pain and bloody diarrhea. There were multiple longitudinal ulcers with hemorrhage on the stomach and the sigmoid colon of which biopsy showed leukocytoclastic vasculitis. Microscopic hematuria and proteinuria were also noted. He had a fatal course due to recurrent colonic bleeding and poor medical condition. We report an unusual case of cerebellar and gastrointestinal involvement of Henoch-Schönlein purpura in elderly patient. (Korean J Gastrointest Endosc 2005;30:86⁣90)
Key Words: Henoch-Schönlein purpura, Cerebellar hemorrhage, Gastrointestinal bleeding
주요어: Henoch-Schönlein 자반증, 소뇌 출혈, 위장관 출혈
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