Henoch Schonlein Purpura is a rare hypersensitivity vasculitis that is commonly associated with pediatric patients. It typically presents with purpuric rash to the lower extremities, abdominal pain and microscopic hematuria; however, it may also be associated with intussusception, glomerulonephritis and hypertension. Posterior Reversible Encephalopathy Syndrome is a poorly understood, rare condition associated with cerebral edema and segmental vasoconstriction. Typically characterized by headaches, seizures, and visual changes, which is presumed to be associated with rapid increases in blood pressure. We present the case of a 6-year-old female who developed Posterior Reversible Encephalopathy Syndrome as a complication from Henoch Schonlein Purpura.
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Fikse, D. J., Grenz, P. M., Wheatley, S. M., & Fugok, K. L. (2021). Posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome associated with Henoch Schonlein Purpura in a pediatric patient. The American journal of emergency medicine, 43, 291.e5–291.e7. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ajem.2020.10.024
Emergency Medicine | Medicine and Health Sciences
Department of Emergency Medicine, Department of Emergency Medicine Residents, Department of Pediatrics, Department of Pediatrics Faculty, Fellows and Residents