A rare presentation of seizures in a not-so-rare disease: Henoch-schönlein purpura presenting with repeated seizures

Christina Camacho, Ernest G. Leva

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Abstract

Henoch-Schönlein purpura represents the most common form of systemic vasculitis in children. Although a very common cause of vasculitis, seizures are a very rare complication of this disorder. We report a 5-year-old boy who presents with no other clinical symptoms of the disorder other than a seizure. By presenting this case, we hope to expand the differential diagnosis of repeated seizures to include diseases in which the pathogenesis of diseases with small vessel vasculitis such as Henoch-Schönlein purpura is considered.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)424-426
Number of pages3
JournalPediatric Emergency Care
Volume30
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 2014

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Emergency Medicine

Keywords

  • Henoch-Schönlein purpura
  • seizure
  • small vessel vasculitis

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