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Revista Romana de PEDIATRIE | Volumul LXI, Nr. 4, An 2012
ISSN 1454-0398  |  e-ISSN 2069-6175
ISSN-L 1454-0398
DOI: 10.37897/RJP

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Schönlein-Henoch purpura with neurological manifestations

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ABSTRACT

Neurological symptoms represent possible manifestations of Schönlein-Henoch purpura. The authors present two children diagnosed with Schönlein-Henoch purpura. In booth cases the onset of disease was with neurological symptoms (epileptic seizures). In booth cases was observed behavioral problems and interictal EEG revealed abnormalities. In one case the neuroimaging exam revealed cerebral ischemic lesions. The authors consider that Schoenlein-Henoch purpura can involve the nervous system and review of the literature indicates that epileptic seizures and behavioral changes are the most frequent neurologic manifestations of this disease, followed by headache, focal neurologic deficits, mononeuropathies and polyradiculoneuropathies

Key words: Schönlein-Henoch purpura, epileptic seizures, behavioral problems

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