[The first manifestations of Schönlein-Henoch purpura in a 74-year-old female patient with hyperthyroidism].
M Kamm, S John, R Riess, H Geiger
Dtsch Med Wochenschr | Published : 1997
HISTORY AND CLINICAL FINDINGS: A 74-year-old woman had for 3 weeks suffered from watery diarrhoea and diffuse abdominal pain. She felt restless, had a subfebrile temperature (37.8 degrees C), tachycardia and a blood pressure of 190/90 mmHg. Shortly after admission petechiae were found over the lower legs and she complained of joint pains. INVESTIGATIONS: Laboratory tests established hyperthyroidism. Skin biopsy showed leukocytoclastic vasculitis. Tests for antinuclear antibodies, antistreptolysin titre, rheumatoid factors, cryoglobulins and TSH-receptor antibodies were negative, immunoglobulin A (IgA) was raised. TREATMENT AND COURSE: As a drug-induced vasculitis was suspected treatment was ..View full abstract