Henoch-Schonlein syndrome associated with human parvovirus B19 primary infection

Stefano Veraldi, Roberta Mancuso, Gaetano Rizzitelli, Raffaele Gianotti, Pasquale Ferrante

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We report a case of Henoch-Schonlein syndrome associated with human Parvovirus B19 primary infection. The patient, a 27-year-old Filipino woman, presented with an erythemato-papular-purpuric eruption localized to the lower limbs. General symptoms and signs included fever, hypotension, nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, inguinal lymphadenopathy and polyarthralgia. Laboratory examinations showed leukocytosis, increase in total serum IgA, proteinuria and haematuria. Circulating IgA immune complexes were also present. The ELISA test for anti-human Parvovirus B19 IgM was positive. Histopathological examination revealed a leukocytoclastic vasculitis. This case confirms that also in adult patients, Henoch-Schonlein syndrome may be associated with human Parvovirus B19 infection.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)232-233
Number of pages2
JournalEuropean Journal of Dermatology
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1999



  • Henoch-Schonlein syndrome
  • IgA
  • Parvovirus B19
  • Vasculitis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dermatology

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