DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.18203/2349-3933.ijam20210609

A case of Henoch‐Schonlein purpura presenting with pulmonary involvement

Parth Patel, Sudhendu Patel, Ramila Patel, Varsha Aswani

Abstract


Pulmonary involvement in Henoch‐Schonlein purpura (HSP) although rare is an important treatable cause of hospital admission in patients. Its diagnosis is difficult due to the vague symptoms and non-specific radiographic findings. We present one such case of a known case of HSP presenting with pulmonary involvement and treated successfully with steroids and immunosuppressant medications after ruling out all other causes. This particular case could also have an additional component of methotrexate induced lung involvement. Overall it is an interesting case with some much needed learning points.  


Keywords


Henoch schonlein purpura, Methotrexate toxicity, Steroids

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