A review of case and case series reports on Henöch–Schönlein syndrome-related pancreatitis

Fei Xiong, Yuhong Tao, Hong Li


To summarize the experience of diagnosing and treating patients with Henoch– Schönlein purpura (HSP)?related pancreatitis, a systematic review of previously published cases was conducted. Among 13 reported cases, there were six males  and seven females whose age from 3 to 70 years. The clinical features of these patients indicated that acute pancreatitis could be the initial manifestation of HSP, the radiological change was atypical, and most cases were alleviated with steroidal  treatment. Good outcomes can be achieved in patients who are diagnosed early with HSP?related pancreatitis, and it is vital to begin timely treatment of  HSP?related pancreatitis with corticosteroid.

Key words: Acute pancreatitis, corticosteroids, Henoch–Schönlein purpura

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