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Oncol Lett. 2013 Jun;5(6):1927-1930. Epub 2013 Mar 27.

Adult Henoch-Schönlein purpura associated with small cell lung cancer: A case report and review of the literature.

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Department of Respiratory Medicine, The Second Affliated Hospital, Medical College of Xi'an Jiaotong University, Xi'an, Shaanxi 710004, P.R. China.


The present study reports the case of a 53-year-old male who had been suffering from coughing and the presence of a blood-streaked sputum for >1 month. Chest computed tomography (CT) and a bronchoscopic brush smear were performed. The patient was subsequently diagnosed with small cell lung cancer (limited stage). The patient developed polyarthritis, abdominal pain, diarrhea and a purpuric rash at 14 days post thoracotomy surgery for lung cancer. Henoch-Schönlein purpura (HSP) was diagnosed based on the clinical symptoms. The patient received chemotherapy with steroid therapy, which resulted in complete remission of the HSP.


Henoch-Schönlein purpura; complications; lung cancer

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