Myocardial infarction due to coronary thrombosis in a patient with Henoch-Schonlein purpura

CANPOLAT U., Yorgun H., Sahiner L., Kabakci G.

HERZ, vol.37, no.7, pp.801-803, 2012 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 37 Issue: 7
  • Publication Date: 2012
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s00059-012-3597-x
  • Journal Name: HERZ
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.801-803
  • Keywords: Purpura, Henoch-Schoenlein, Myocardial infarction, Thrombus, Vasculitis, Glomerulonephritis, ARTERY-DISEASE, YOUNG
  • Hacettepe University Affiliated: Yes


Henoch-Schonlein purpura (HSP) is characterized by vasculitic involvement of small-sized vessels and results in multisystem manifestations. Cardiac involvement is extremely rare and myocardial infarction with coronary thrombus formation in those patients has also rarely been reported. Herein, we report a 33-year-old man with acute myocardial infarction due to coronary thrombus formation and HSP.