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My doctor thinks i've got something called henoch schönlein purpura (hsp) is this an illness I have to live with do I need to change my diet ?
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
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
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
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
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
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
How important antigen testing is in HSP in finding causative agent when it occurs in house wife with no obvious cause at home env.?
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