HENOCH-SCHONLIEN PURPURA ASSOCIATED WITH HEPATITIS C AND COMPENSATED CIRRHOSIS
An unordinary case report of henoch-schonlein purpura (HSP) in a relationship with hepatitis C and compensated cirrhosis was identified in 14 y aged male patient. He was admitted in the pediatric department with stomach pain, yellow skin, rashes with tingling and erythematous injuries over the legs with agony and swelling since multi-day. He feels pain during walking and appears to be with swelling of lower leg muscles. His unusual liver function test was distinguished with elevated levels of bilirubin-3 mg/dl, basic phosphatase-314 U/l, aspartate aminotransferase-55 U/l and alanine aminotransferase-60 U/l. His skin biopsy shows up leukocytoclastic vasculitis and IgA depositions. Liver biopsy revealed nuclei enlargement with extensive cell change and scattered cell plates. His blood test was with the presence of the hepatitis C virus (HCV) antibodies. He was finally diagnosed as HSP associated with HCV and compensated cirrhosis.
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