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Dr. Lynne Weixel
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Henoch Schonlein Purpura (Definition)

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


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Is there any herbs/mineral supplements who can help vasculitis disorder? (hsp)... Thanks.

Is there any herbs/mineral supplements who can help vasculitis  disorder? (hsp)...

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No.: Vasculitis encompasses many different disorders. The term itself derives from latin and means inflammation of the vessels. There are no specific herbs designated for vasculitis . If clininically significant most " vasculititides" are treated with steroids. The condition often results from your body making antibodies to components of your blood vessels. ...Read more

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I have henoch schonlein purpura and would like advice with this disease?

I have henoch schonlein purpura and would like advice with this disease?

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

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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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What can I do about my hsp?

What can I do about my hsp?

HSP: Henoch-schonlein purpura overall prognosis is good in most patients, with one study showing recovery occurring in 94% and 89% of children and adults, respectively (some having needed treatment. Supportive care with pain meds and sometimes steroids. ...Read more

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Lots of pain in my mid sectoin with spasms for two months. In HSP w/tests twice. No answers. Any help as to what is causing this?

Lots of pain in my mid sectoin with spasms for two months.  In HSP w/tests twice.  No answers.  Any help as to what is causing this?

IBS or more ?: Cause of intermittent discomfort with negative tests may be ibs but first localize organ involved: vaginal discharge or bleeding, alteration in periods, pregnancy risk? Fever, nausea, vomiting, altered stool pattern, blood with stool, tenderness, distension? Painful urination, blood in urine? Recent trauma, herniations? Age? Gender? Risk factors? Possible pseudo-obstruction, biliary spasm, stress? ...Read more

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My daughter has HSP and is only to 2 and half will she get worse or better?

My daughter has HSP and is only to 2 and half  will she get worse or better?

Most do quite well: Hsp is a spooky process & its symptoms mimic some other scary disorders.Over the years i can't remember a case that had any long term issues, although the case reviews note some risk of kidney problems.I generally monitor these kids for blood in their urine for a few weeks & let the process run its course. ...Read more

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Is there any websites that you can recommend to find information on hsp vasculitis?

Johns Hopkins: that was the top search on Google, hope it would be of benefit http://www.hopkinsvasculitis.org/types-vasculitis/henochschnlein-purpura/ ...Read more

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How important antigen testing is in HSP in finding causative agent when it occurs in house wife with no obvious cause at home env.?

How important antigen testing is in HSP in finding causative agent  when it occurs in house wife with no obvious cause at home env.?

Not that helpful: If that is the correct diagnosis, you may never find the triggering cause. Speak with her rheumatologist to be sure the diagnosis is correct since it is a difficult diagnosis to make in an adult and needs acute, heavy duty meds. ...Read more

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