A 19-year old man with IgA vasculitis after vaccination

Alexandre Malek, Sara Isabel Gomez-Villegas, Alejandro de la Hoz, Cima Nowbakht, Cesar A. Arias

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A 19-year-old patient who mistakenly received two doses of influenza vaccine 10 days before presentation, was admitted with malaise, weakness, and a purpuric non-blanching rash most prominent on the ankles followed by abdominal pain and hematochezia 72 h later. The diagnosis of influenza vaccine-related Henoch–Schonlein vasculitis was made. This complication, although rare, is the most common vasculitis related to immunization.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)442-444
Number of pages3
JournalBrazilian Journal of Infectious Diseases
Issue number5
StatePublished - Sep 1 2018


  • Henoch–Schonlein purpura
  • IgA vasculitis
  • Immunization
  • Influenza vaccination

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases


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