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Henoch-Schonlein Purpura With Posterior Reversible Encephalopathy Syndrome

Lookup NU author(s): Dr Daniel Birchall, Dr Laura Fawcett, Professor Janet Eyre


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We describe atypical Henoch-Schonlein purpura with posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome in a normotensive 11-year-old girl. Her Henoch-Schonlein purpura was atypical because she initially presented with abdominal pain and vomiting and neurologic complications, rather than with the classic rash of Henoch-Schonlein Purpura. This previously healthy child was also unusual because she manifested the radiologic and clinical features of posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome in the absence of hypertension induced by Henoch-Schonlein purpura. Her abnormal findings resolved with supportive therapy. We discuss the association of posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome with Henoch-Schonlein purpura in three previously reported cases. (C) 2012 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

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Author(s): Dasarathi M, Birchall D, Lazaro CD, Fawcett LK, Eyre JA

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: Pediatric Neurology

Year: 2012

Volume: 46

Issue: 1

Pages: 42-43

Print publication date: 22/12/2011

ISSN (print): 0887-8994

ISSN (electronic): 1873-5150

Publisher: Elsevier


DOI: 10.1016/j.pediatrneurol.2011.10.006


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