Rosa Sola Alberich, MD, PhD; Ali Jammoul, MD; Luis Masana, MD, PhD
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Alberich R., Jammoul A., Masana L.; Henoch-Schonlein Purpura Associated with Acetylsalicylic Acid. Ann Intern Med. 1997;126:665. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-126-8-199704150-00028
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1997;126(8):665.
TO THE EDITOR:
We describe a patient who had clinical and anatomopathologic findings that were compatible with Henoch-Schonlein purpura  and were associated with intake of acetylsalicylic acid. For 1 week, a 60-year-old man had red spots that were related to mild edema of his legs, ankle arthralgias, and colicky abdominal pain associated with the rectal passage of blood. He had been taking acetylsalicylic acid (500 mg/d) for the past 5 years. After he stopped taking the drug, all signs and symptoms resolved except for mild pain in both ankles. The patient then resumed taking acetylsalicylic acid (this time at a dosage of 900 mg/d). Three days later, the red spots reappeared.
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