Brucellosis as a trigger agent for Henoch-Schonlein purpura


Akgun C., Akbayram S., Guner S., Aktar F., Temel H., Basaranoglu M.

BRATISLAVA MEDICAL JOURNAL-BRATISLAVSKE LEKARSKE LISTY, vol.113, no.8, pp.506-507, 2012 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 113 Issue: 8
  • Publication Date: 2012
  • Doi Number: 10.4149/bll_2012_113
  • Journal Name: BRATISLAVA MEDICAL JOURNAL-BRATISLAVSKE LEKARSKE LISTY
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.506-507

Abstract

Vasculitis in childhood is a result of a spectrum of causes ranging from idiopathic conditions with primary vessel inflammation to syndromes after exposure to recognized antigenic triggers, such as infectious agents and drugs causing hypersensitivity reactions. Henoch-Schonlein purpura (HSP) is the most common vasculitis of childhood. Although there is often a history of a recent or simultaneous upper respiratory tract infection, no consistent causative organism is found. We report an 11-year old boy with HSP and brucellosis and we speculated that brucellosis was the trigger agent for HSP (Ref. 13). Full Text in PDF www.elis.sk.