A case of Henoch‐Schonlein purpura presenting with pulmonary involvement


  • Parth Patel Critical Care Specialist, Civil Hospital and B. J. Medical College, Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India
  • Sudhendu Patel Department of Medicine, Sterling Hospital, Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India
  • Ramila Patel Department of Nutrition, Sterling Hospital Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India
  • Varsha Aswani Department of Surgery, V. S. Hospital, Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India




Henoch schonlein purpura, Methotrexate toxicity, Steroids


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.  


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