Gaceta Médica Boliviana
Print version ISSN 1012-2966
Schonlein-Henoch Purpura is a leukocytoclastic vasculitis, most common in children which affects small vessels; its etiology remains unknown, it is a multisystemical disease that affects skin, joints, gastrointestinal tract and kidneys. The clinical case is presented in a 11 years old female children, with a palpable purpura associated to abdominal pain, in the moment of the hospitalization, having presented two weeks before a history of upper respiratory tract infection that evolved favorably; with a corticosteroid administration, the Purpura this improved clinically and the abdominal pain decreased, instead of increasing, in which case it was thought that it may be complicated with a surgical process as an intestinal instussusception.
Keywords : púrpura Schoenlein-Henoch; vasculitis; case reports; pediatrics.