IgA Vasculitis with Simultaneous Cardiopulmonary Involvement

  title={IgA Vasculitis with Simultaneous Cardiopulmonary Involvement},
  author={Kazunori Bando and Hirofumi Maeba and Ichiro Shiojima},
  booktitle={Internal medicine},
A 60-year-old man with a history of hypertension, type 2 diabetes, and reflux esophagitis was admitted to our hospital with hemoptysis, dyspnea, and leg edema. We diagnosed him with adult IgA vasculitis based on the presence of purpura, elevated serum IgA fibronectin complexes, pathophysiological findings, a skin biopsy showing leukocytoclastic vasculitis, and immunofluorescence studies demonstrating granular IgA and C3 deposits in the blood vessel wall. He showed concurrent cardiopulmonary… CONTINUE READING