Severe jejunitis masquerading as intussusception in a case of Henoch-Schönlein purpura

Keywords: intussusception, severe jejunitis, Henoch-Schönlein purpura

Abstract

Intussusception is a well-known complication of Henoch-Schönlein purpura (HSP).1 Diagnosis of intussusception is based on well-defined clinical and radiological features, but certain conditions can mimic intussusception, both clinically and radiologically, so closely as to result in unnecessary invasive procedures. Authors here present a case of HSP complicated by severe acute jejunitis, masquerading as jejuno-jejunal intussusception on ultrasound.

Author Biographies

B Mehra, Max Superspeciality Hospital

Paediatric Intensive Care Unit, Max Superspeciality Hospital, India

V Aggarwal, Max Superspeciality Hospital

Paediatric Intensive Care Unit, Max Superspeciality Hospital, India

H Wardhan, Max Superspeciality Hospital

Paediatric Intensive Care Unit, Max Superspeciality Hospital, India

S K Dugaya, Max Superspeciality Hospital

Paediatric Intensive Care Unit, Max Superspeciality Hospital, India

Published
2021-03-26
How to Cite
Mehra, B., Aggarwal, V., Wardhan, H., & Dugaya, S. (2021). Severe jejunitis masquerading as intussusception in a case of Henoch-Schönlein purpura. South African Journal of Surgery, 59(1), 28. Retrieved from http://sajs.redbricklibrary.com/index.php/sajs/article/view/3454
Section
Case Reports