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CASE REPORT
Year : 2021  |  Volume : 1  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 23-26

A child with immunoglobulin a vasculitis and hemorrhagic shock: An unusual presentation


Department of Pediatrics, Section of Pediatric Rheumatology, King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Center, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Alhanouf Alsaleem
Department of Pediatrics, Section of Pediatric Rheumatology, King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Center, Riyadh
Saudi Arabia
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/ara.ara_3_21

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Immunoglobulin A (IgA) vasculitis, formerly known as Henoch–Schonlein purpura, is the most common vasculitis in children affecting small-sized vessels. Although IgA vasculitis is a self-limiting disease, a small number of patients can present with severe life-threatening complications. Here, we described a pediatric patient with final diagnosis of IgA vasculitis complicated with massive gastrointestinal bleeding and hemorrhagic shock, who recovered with supportive treatment and combined immunosuppressive drugs.


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