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How do integrative doctors treat henoch schonlein purpura?

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Dr. Jack Mutnick
Allergy and Immunology 17 years experience
HSP: There is no specific treatment. Most cases go away on their own without treatment. If symptoms persist, your doctor may recommend therapy with corticosteroids such as prednisone.
Dr. Steven Machtinger
Allergy and Immunology 44 years experience
You have to ask one: I am not an integrative doctor. Henoch schonlein purpura is the most common form or vasculitis occurring in children. Most kids just get an itchy, burny rash below the waist. Some have blood in the urine & others in the bowel movement. All of these clear over time without specific treatment required. About 10% get intussusception of the gut, an emergency sometimes requiring surgical intervention.

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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.
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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).

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