Henoch–Schönlein Purpura Associated with Helicobacter pylori Infection in a Child


Address correspondence to Frank T. Saulsbury, M.D., Department of Pediatrics, Box 800386, University of Virginia Health System, Charlottesville, VA 22908, or e-mail: fts@virginia.edu.


Abstract:  Henoch–Schönlein purpura is an acute leukocytoclastic vasculitis that primarily affects children. Henoch–Schönlein purpura is often associated with an infection, and a wide variety of infectious agents have been implicated in the pathogenesis. We report a child with Henoch–Schönlein purpura associated with Helicobacter pylori infection. Treatment of the Helicobacter pylori infection was accompanied by prompt resolution of the Henoch–Schönlein purpura.