Influenza vaccination induced leukocytoclastic vasculitis and pauci-immune crescentic glomerulonephritis

N. Yanai-Berar, O. Ben-Itzhak, J. Green, F. Nakhoul

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Influenza vaccination is a widely accepted practice, particularly among the elderly and high-risk individuals. Minor and transitory side effects following the vaccination are common, while systemic complications are infrequently reported. We describe here a case of a patient who presented to the emergency room with arthralgia, myalgias and purpura, following influenza vaccination. Necrotizing vasculitis associated with pauci-immune glomerulonephritis was observed on kidney biopsy. With increasing use of influenza vaccination, attention should be drawn to the possible expression of systemic adverse effects such as vasculitis and glomerulonephritis.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)220-223
Number of pages4
JournalClinical Nephrology
Issue number3
StatePublished - Sep 2002
Externally publishedYes

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Funding Information:
Financial support of the Research Fund of Serbia, Yugoslavia, and of the U.S. Department of Energy (Contract Energy.427) is gratefully acknowledged.


  • Glomerulonephritis
  • Influenza vaccination
  • Vasculitis


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