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Revista argentina de dermatología

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HALAC, S et al. Schönlein-Henoch purpura in an adult associated with losartan. Rev. argent. dermatol. [online]. 2016, vol.97, n.3, pp.27-33. ISSN 1851-300X.

Schönlein-Henoch purpura is a systemic vasculitis of small vessels with IgA deposits in vessel walls. It presents with palpable purpura, arthritis or arthralgia, abdominal pain and renal involvement. It is more common in children, but it can also be seen in adults. Although, the etiology is unknown, the illness has been associated with infections, vaccines, drugs and, in adults, with neoplasias, as well. A 74 year-old woman who had started taking losartan ten days before she started with the onset of symptoms are reported. Days after, the arterial tension normalized, so losartan was suspended. When the drug was reintroduced, the patient presented once again a palpable purpura on lower limbs.

Keywords : Schönlein-Henoch purpura; small vessel vasculitis; losartan.

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