Rectal Adenocarcinoma As An Uncommon Cause of Immunoglobulin A Vasculitis (Henoch-Schönlein Purpura)
Ahmet OMMA, Mehmet Emin ENECİK, Zeynep ÖZBALKAN, Sevinç CAN SANDIKÇI, Yaşar KARAASLAN
Department of Rheumatology, Ankara Numune Training and Research Hospital, Ankara, Turkey
Keywords: Henoch-Schönlein purpura, immunoglobulin A vasculitis, rectal adenocarcinoma
Immunoglobulin A vasculitis (Henoch-Schönlein purpura) is an immunoglobulin A-mediated vasculitis of unknown cause, which is characterized by non-thrombocytopenic purpura, arthralgia, abdominal pain, and glomerulonephritis. It most commonly occurs in children, and usually follows a benign course. It can also affect adults and is probably related to malignancy. In this article, we report a case of rectal adenocarcinoma in an immunoglobulin A vasculitis with renal involvement.
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