Relapsing Henoch-Schönlein purpura associated with Pseudomonas aeruginosa pyelonephritis

J Am Acad Dermatol. 2000 Feb;42(2 Pt 2):381-3. doi: 10.1016/s0190-9622(00)90118-x.

Abstract

Henoch-Schönlein purpura is a systemic vasculitis of unknown cause. It is frequently triggered by a streptococcal upper respiratory tract infection. Other bacteria have been implicated as triggering agents. We report a recurring case of Henoch-Schönlein purpura in a patient with Pseudomonas pyelonephritis. The Henoch-Schönlein purpura remitted only when the infection was eradicated. Pseudomonas infection should be added to the list of bacteria that can trigger Henoch-Schönlein purpura.

Publication types

  • Case Reports
  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, Non-P.H.S.
  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Bacteriuria / microbiology
  • Biopsy
  • Chronic Disease
  • Humans
  • Leg
  • Male
  • Pseudomonas Infections / complications*
  • Pseudomonas Infections / microbiology
  • Pseudomonas Infections / pathology
  • Pseudomonas aeruginosa / isolation & purification
  • Purpura, Schoenlein-Henoch / etiology*
  • Purpura, Schoenlein-Henoch / microbiology
  • Purpura, Schoenlein-Henoch / pathology
  • Pyelonephritis / complications*
  • Pyelonephritis / microbiology
  • Pyelonephritis / pathology
  • Recurrence
  • Skin / pathology