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Tongue and esophageal involvement in Henoch-Schonlein purpura: A case report

Naqi DARA, Seyed Mohsen DEHGHANI, Mahmood HAGHIGHAT, Mohammad Hadi IMANIEH
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Henoch-Schonlein purpura (HSP) is the most common form of systemic vasculitis that primarily affects children. It is characteristically involving skin, joints, gastrointestinal tract, kidneys, central nervous system and scrotum.
Gastrointestinal involvement is occur in 51-58% of children and manifesting as abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea and gastrointestinal hemorrhage; but the involvement of esophagus is rarely reported.
Here a case of HSP with involvement of tongue, esophagus and stomach is reported in an adolescent patient.


Henoch-Schnlein; Gastrointestinal; Abdominal pain

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