Henoch-Schönlein purpura is a common small-vessel vasculitis that presents in children as nonthrombocytopenic, nontender, and palpable purpura, arthritis/arthralgia, and abdominal pain. Central nervous system involvement is a reported, but likely, under-recognized complication. We present an 8-year-old boy with Henoch-Schönlein purpura and posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome, after proposed mechanism and treatment considerations.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1152-1154
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Pediatrics
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - Nov 1 2015


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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