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Hsp Blood Disease
Hi, what could it mean to have blood, protein, glucose and leukocytes in urine of a 15 year old girl? she also has raynaud's diasease + HSP
Autoimmune disease: HSP is one of the autoimmune diseases that are relatively common in childhood and generally resolve over many weeks and does not return.However,some patients with HSP will go on to have chronic autoimmune inflammation in their kidneys (and skin or gut) that requires evaluation and treatment by both a pediatric rheumatologist and nephrologist. If protein and blood are still in urine, don't delay! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 ...Read more
My child had HSP a month ago i'm checking urine and there is + blood sign, she has app on 27 th in hospital, should I wait?
Maybe: The presence of blood i the urine is common with hsp and usually indicates some irritation of blood vessels in the kidneys if the test was clear before and a new finding, the urine is visibly red, there is also protein in the urine, or this has progressed from a trace to a large amount, i would call in and see if they might want to do some confirmatory tests before your recheck are recheck earlier. ...Read more
Derm said cancer is associated hsp vasculitis. Pcp did a check up on me with routine blood work and my kidneys, and liver function. Would cancer show?
See a physician: Hsp may affect the kidneys and cause hypertension. See an internist right away. Depending o what is found, you may have to see a kidney specialst. Don't wait. ...Read more
See rheumatologist : Hsp is a type of vasculitis (autoimmune inflammatory disease affecting blood vessels) that can cause arthritis, kidney disease, a painful rash, and abdominal pain sometimes complicated by bleeding into the gut. The biggest concern for patients is developing long term kidney disease which can eventually lead to kidney failure. Have urine and blood pressure checked monthly for at least 6 months. ...Read more
? 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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Coughing up blood: In general, coughing up blood is a serious problem that should be evaluated. If you are coughing up blood, I recommend you go to your PCP, an Urgent Care, or ER. There are a number of reasons why a person might cough up blood - pneumonia, bronchitis, blood clot, airway trauma, tuberculosis, cancer, or GI bleeding. As you can see, most causes are serious and require evaluating the patient. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Exchange transfusion: The most common example of a massive removal and replacement of blood occurs when newborns have a major blood incompatibility. This is done to remove the antibodies against the infant's cells and replace the blood with blood that does not have antibiodies. Similar procedures are some times used for cancer treatment with bone marrow cells, or other blood constituents. ...Read more
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