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American Journal of Medical Case Reports. 2017, 5(6), 144-147
DOI: 10.12691/ajmcr-5-6-3
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Groove Pancreatitis as a Rare Presenting Feature of Pediatric Henoch-Schonlein Purpura – Case Report

Mohammed Ali Tohary1, Hassan Mohammed Gohal1, Ali Abdullah Awaji1, Ali Abdullah Kamli2 and Hossain Ibrahim Ageel1,

1Department of Pediatrics, King Fahd Central Hospital, P O Box 204, Jazan 45142, Saudi Arabia

2Department of Radiology, King Fahd Central Hospital, P O Box 204, Jazan 45142, Saudi Arabia

Pub. Date: July 03, 2017

Cite this paper:
Mohammed Ali Tohary, Hassan Mohammed Gohal, Ali Abdullah Awaji, Ali Abdullah Kamli and Hossain Ibrahim Ageel. Groove Pancreatitis as a Rare Presenting Feature of Pediatric Henoch-Schonlein Purpura – Case Report. American Journal of Medical Case Reports. 2017; 5(6):144-147. doi: 10.12691/ajmcr-5-6-3

Abstract

Acute pancreatitis (AP) has rarely been reported in association with pediatric Henoch-Schonlein purpura (HSP) and even very occasionally reported as a primary clinical feature presenting before the development of characteristic palpable purpura. We describe here a five years and six months old girl presented with acute pancreatitis in the form of focal groove pancreatitis. The characteristic rash of HSP developed later in the disease course. This rare entity is discussed to alert pediatricians to include acute pancreatitis in the differential diagnosis of abdominal pain complicating HSP.

Keywords:
Henoch-Schonlein purpura pancreatitis child

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