Revista chilena de pediatría
versión impresa ISSN 0370-4106
CERDA L, Jaime; FUENTES P, Paulina y POTIN S, Marcela. Henoch-Schonlein purpura associated with varicella: A clinical case. Rev. chil. pediatr. [online]. 2004, vol.75, n.2, pp.159-162. ISSN 0370-4106. http://dx.doi.org/10.4067/S0370-41062004000200008.
In order to discuss the role of varicella zoster virus (VZV) infection as a potential trigger of Henloch-Schonlein Purpura (HSP) we present the case of a 4 year old boy with HSP and varicella. The clinical course was complicated by severe abdominal pain, requiring systemic steroids. On the 5th day of evolution, a vesicular exanthem appeared (VZV confirmed by direct immunoflouescence). Intravenous acyclovir was used empirically considering the risk of using high dose steroids in the presence of VZV. Both pathologies resolved uneventfully
Palabras clave : steroids; acyclovir.