SONOGRAPHIC DEMONSTRATION OF INTESTINAL INVOLVEMENT IN HENOCH-SCHONLEIN SYNDROME


OZDEMIR H., ISIK S., BUYAN N., HASANOGLU E.

EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF RADIOLOGY, vol.20, no.1, pp.32-34, 1995 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 20 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 1995
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/0720-048x(95)00609-t
  • Title of Journal : EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF RADIOLOGY
  • Page Numbers: pp.32-34

Abstract

We evaluated the efficacy of intestinal sonography in the diagnosis of gastrointestinal involvement of Henoch-Schonlein syndrome (HSS). Intestinal sonography was performed in 20 children who were clinically diagnosed as HSS and sonographic findings of the intestinal system were reviewed. Out of 20 patients, 10 who suffered from abdominal pain demonstrated sonographic findings consistent with small intestinal involvement (dilatation of intestinal segments, hypomotility, and eccentric thickening of the intestinal wall). Our results reveal that sonography of the intestine may be useful in the evaluation of the involvement of HSS.