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Systemic vasculitis and atypical infections: report of two cases
  1. Kuntal Chakravartya,
  2. Peter Merryb
  1. aDepartment of Rheumatology, Havering Hospital NHS Trust, UK, bDepartment of Rheumatology, Norfolk and Norwich Hospital, Norwich, Norfolk, UK
  1. Dr Kuntal Chakravarty, Haroldwood Hospital, Gubbins Lane, Romford, Essex RM7 0BE, UK


Two cases of systemic vasculitis are described; one presenting with adult Henoch-Schonlein purpura secondary to a concomitantChlamydia infection and the other with leucocytoclastic vasculitis and mesangioproliferative glomerulonephritis secondary to a recent parvovirus B19 infection. Association of chlamydial infection has not previously been described with Henoch-Schonlein purpura and this infection should, perhaps, be added to the list of aetiologies of this disease. Parvovirus B19 causing significant urinary sediment abnormalities associated with mesangioproliferative glomerulonephritis and leucocytoclastic vasculitis has also not been described previously.

  • vasculitis
  • Henoch-Schonlein purpura
  • Chlamydia infection
  • leucocytoclastic vasculitis
  • mesangial proliferative glomerulonephritis
  • parvovirus B19
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