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Atypical Presentation of Henoch-Schönlein Purpura

Mannenbach, Mark S. MD*; Reed, Ann M. MD*; Moir, Christopher MD

doi: 10.1097/PEC.0b013e3181b0a46f
Illustrative Cases

Henoch-Schönlein purpura (HSP) is the most common form of vasculitis found in the pediatric population. The most common presenting complaint for children with HSP is a purpuric rash on the lower extremities. Many other organ systems beyond the skin can be involved for children with HSP. We report a case of a 7-year-old girl with HSP who presented with status epilepticus and onset of rash 2 weeks after her initial symptoms.

From the *Department of Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine; and †Division of Pediatric Surgery, Mayo College of Medicine, MN.

Reprints: Mark S. Mannenbach, MD, 200 First St, SW, Rochester, MN 55905 (e-mail:

There are no financial disclosures to acknowledge for any of the authors.

© 2009 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.