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Leukocytoclastic Vasculitis after Pneumococcal pneumonia in an Elderly Adult

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Title: Leukocytoclastic Vasculitis after Pneumococcal pneumonia in an Elderly Adult
Authors: Nakamura, Shigeki / Yanagihara, Katsunori / Izumikawa, Koichi / Seki, Masafumi / Miyazaki, Yoshitsugu / Hirakata, Yoichi / Soejima, Yoshifumi / Mizuta, Yohei / Kohno, Shigeru
Issue Date: Apr-2007
Publisher: 日本内科学会 / The Japanese Society of Internal Medicine
Citation: Internal Medicine, vol.46(8), pp.487-490; 2007
Abstract: Hypersensitivity vasculitis (HSV) has been used to describe several forms of vasculitis of small blood vessels, including Henoch-Sch?nlein purpura (HSP), mixed cryoglobulinemia, and allergic vasculitis, etc. HSP is a disease occasionally seen in childhood, and is characterized by dermatological and abdominal symptoms. Here, we report a rare case of HSV which showed a clinical course similar to HSP after pneumococcal pneumonia in an elderly adult. Generally, Streptococcus pneumoniae is the most common pathogen in adult community-acquired pneumonia. Therefore, it is critical to recognize HSV as one of the important complications after bacterial infection, especially Streptococcus pneumoniae.
Keywords: hypersensitivity vasculitis / Henoch-Sch?nlein purpura / pneumococcal pneumonia
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10069/22566
ISSN: 09182918
DOI: 10.2169/internalmedicine.46.6295
Rights: Copyright (c) 2007 (社)日本内科学会
Type: Journal Article
Text Version: publisher
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