Cerebral Vasculitis in Henoch-Schonlein Purpura: A Case Report

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Akcaboy M., Fidan K., Kandur Y., Isiyel E., BÜYÜKKARAGÖZ B. , BAKKALOĞLU EZGÜ S. A. , ...More

ARCHIVES OF RHEUMATOLOGY, vol.32, no.3, pp.264-267, 2017 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 32 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2017
  • Doi Number: 10.5606/archrheumatol.2017.6225
  • Page Numbers: pp.264-267


Henoch-Schonlein purpura is a common form of systemic small vessel vasculitis in childhood. Although headache and behavioral changes have been described in a significant proportion of children with Henoch-Schonlein purpura, severe neurological complications are rare. In this article, we report a case of central vasculitis in a four-year-old boy who presented with hemiplegia and aphasia. The treatment options for cerebral vasculitis of Henoch-Schonlein purpura are numerous but controversial in pediatric patients. Our patient was successfully treated by pulse methylprednisolone and pulse cyclophosphamide. The patient was followed-up for four years without any sequel.