Cerebral Vasculitis in Henoch-Schönlein Purpura: A Case Report
Meltem AKÇABOY, Kibriya FİDAN, Yaşar KANDUR, Emel ISIYEL, Bahar BÜYÜKKARAGÖZ, Sevcan Azime BAKKALOĞLU EZGÜ, Necla BUYAN, Enver HASANOĞLU, Oğuz SÖYLEMEZOĞLU
Department of Pediatric Nephrology, Medical Faculty of Gazi University, Ankara, Turkey
Keywords: Central vasculitis; Henoch-Schönlein purpura; treatment
Henoch-Schönlein 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-Schönlein 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-Schönlein 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.
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