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How do integrative doctors treat henoch schonlein purpura?

How do integrative doctors treat henoch schonlein purpura?

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. ...Read more

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Non Blanching Red Or Purple Spots (Definition)

Non blanching red or purple spots can describe purpura, which is bleeding beneath the skin that does not blanch with pressure. It can be caused by platelet disorders, coagulation disordes, vascular ...Read more


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For the disease Henoch-Schonlein purpura, what specialist doctor should be seen?

For the disease Henoch-Schonlein purpura, what specialist doctor should be seen?

? specialist ?: I routinely diagnosed and treated these patients in my practice. If your primary doctor has experience with the disorder, I see no need for you to find someone else unless referred.At that point your primary doc has the best local knowledge of who would be available in your area. Because kidney issues sometimes come up, s/he may send you that way for followup. ...Read more

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How common is henoch schonlein purpura?

Commonly uncommon: Quoted figures are between 6 and 22 per 100,000 children. So if you estimate 1 in 10,000, most pediatricians will see a few cases in their careers, and most people (friends, neighbors and family) will never have heard of it. Consider it a common disease that is uncommonly seen. ...Read more

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

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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. ...Read more

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What to do if I have henoch-schonlein purpura and I was wondering if I could still join the army?

Depends on variables: Most who develop HSP will have a transient illness that will occasionally involve changes in kidney function.A few will have long term kidney issues after the initial illness subsides. If you have no such issues, HSP in the past should not be a problem.If you have any long term problems with the disease it will. ...Read more

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Can autoimmune cause henoch schonlein purpura?

Can autoimmune cause henoch schonlein purpura?

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. ...Read more

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I was diagnosed with henoch schonlein purpura even though 3 biopsies didn't immunofluoresce. Is it possible i was diagnosed wrong?

I was diagnosed with henoch schonlein purpura even though 3 biopsies didn't immunofluoresce. Is it possible i was diagnosed wrong?

Yes: In the absence of demonstrated IgA vasculitis in at least one section, i would have misgivings about the accuracy of your diagnosis. However, pathologists who seldom do immunofluorescence in their labs may run into technical problems that interfere. It's a tough call and this is one more reason you need a multispecialist team. ...Read more

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Henoch schonlein purpura symptoms?

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. ...Read more

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

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

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. ...Read more

Purpura (Definition)

Purpura are non blanching red or purple spots caused by bleeding beneath the skin. The spots do not blanch with pressure. They can be caused by platelet disorders, coagulation disordes, vascular ...Read more


Henoch Schonlein Purpura (Definition)

A disorder causing inflammation and bleeding in the small blood vessels. ...Read more