Development of Henoch-Schönlein purpura in a patient with Behçet’s disease presenting with recurrent deep vein thrombosis

Y.-W. Park, J.-J. Park, J.-B. Lee, S.-S. Lee

Department of Rheumatology, Chonnam National University Medical School and Hospital, Gwangju, Republic of Korea.

2007 Vol.25, N°4 ,Suppl.45 - PI 0096, PF 0098
Case Report

Rheumatology Article



ABSTRACT: Behçet’s disease (BD) is a multisystemic vasculitis. Here we report a case of association with BD and Henoch-Schönlein purpura (HSP). He was diagnosed as having BD with oral ulcer, genital ulcer, papular skin lesion, deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and positive pathergy reaction. Ascending venograms of both legs showed segmental occlusion from both superficial femoral vein (SFV) to inferior vena cava (IVC) with intravascular thrombus. He developed abdominal pain, bloody diarrhea, microscopic hematuria, and widespread palpable purpura on both legs, compatible with HSP. Histologic examination of the skin lesion confirmed cutaneous leukocytoclastic vasculitis with IgA-containing immune deposits. The HSP-like manifestations markedly improved with high-dose steroid therapy.

PMID: 17949560 [PubMed]