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Henoch–Schönlein purpura
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    the riddle of the association of alpha 1-antitrypsin deficiency, henoch-schonlein purpura, and ANCA

    Although examples of interstitial lung disease such as diffuse alveolar haemorrhage and interstitial fibrosis were the only ones acknowledged to be associated with Henoch-Schonlein purpura(HSP) in a recent review(1), the association of HSP and pan-acinar emphysema attributable to alpha-1 antitrypsin(AAT) deficiency also deserves mention(2), especially in view of the speculative relationship between anti neutrophil cytosp...

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