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Henoch schonlein purpura symptoms?

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Dr. Jeffrey Miller
Rheumatology 51 years experience
Vasculitis: Usually renal problem with blood inurine, elevated sed rate, abdominal pain, urologic type problems and red confluent rash (purpura is bleeding under the skin not a superficial rash).
Dr. Richard Roberts
Pediatrics 46 years experience
May start as rash: The rash may start above the feet and progress over the knees. It does not blanche if you press on it and release it, because the little red spots are bleeds, called petechiae. Next the feet swell and may develop pitting edema. You now need an immunologist assessment and therapy with steroids to prevent kidney involvement and arrest progression of this autoimmune disease.Serum IGA may be high.

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A 16-year-old female asked:

How common is henoch schonlein purpura?

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Dr. Emily Altman
Dermatology 28 years experience
Henoch Schoenlein: Not very common. In the us about 15 people in 100, 000 develop henoch schoenlein purpura, but it varies in different countries. In england it's 20 people in 100, 000. It primarily affects children between 2 and 13 years of age, but adults can be affected as well.
A 34-year-old member asked:

Can autoimmune cause henoch schonlein purpura?

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Dr. Thomas Namey
Rheumatology 48 years experience
Yes, it is autommune: Vasculitis below the waste, possible renal involvement. It an autoimmune disease that can be bad. Most patients will have a short lived course.
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A 28-year-old male asked:

What is the definition or description of: henoch schonlein purpura?

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Dr. Peter Lio
Dermatology 20 years experience
HSP: Henoch-schonlein purpura (hsp) is a type of inflammation of the blood vessels (vasculitis) most often seen in children. It can present with petechiae or purpura on the skin, joint pain, and abdominal pain. Most patients do well and fully recover, but in some cases there can be damage to the kidneys and other organs so close follow up is required.
A 39-year-old member asked:

What can you know about henoch-schonlein purpura (hsp)?

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Dr. Jay Park
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Pediatrics 50 years experience
Joint pain ; rash: Petechiae and purpura (red to purple dot and bumps) along with joint pain or infrequently with abdominal pain. The whole process often resolves spontaneously. Uncommon complications include glomerulonephritis and intussusception.
A 38-year-old member asked:

Where can I find any information on henoch schonlein purpura?

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Dr. Paul Rosen
Specializes in Pediatric Rheumatology
Hsp info: Hsp is a form of vasculitis that typically affects children. Adults can be affected too. More info can be found at http://kidshealth.Org/parent/medical/heart/hsp.Html.

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