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Unilateral palatine tonsil swelling with purpura all the way down my throat. Feverish + muscle weakness. Possible first contact with HSV1+StaphAureus?
Rare immune disorder: Common in kids, manifests as skin red rash, arthritis and abdominal pain which resolves spontaneously in most usually in 4 mos, but may have persistence and organ involvement in some, such as kidneys etc. Elevated reactive proteins CRP usually seen. Exact cause unknown but may happen after infections. Adults may have kidney injury. Biopsy of skin or kidney may be diagnostic. Treatment is symptomatic ...Read more
We don't know: The condition is referred to as idiopathic, which means that we haven't worked out the pathology, or mechanism of the problem. Purpura is bruising, senile purpura occurs in older people. It can be worsened by blood thinners such as aspirin, fish oil, Plavix or coumadin (warfarin). ...Read more
Lots of causes:
Are you on any new medicines or supplements? Purpura are raised red/purple spots on the skin. There are many causes of purpura, some are serious. Discovering the cause may take some time, but it is important to find out why. Here's a good discussion of the causes and the workup:
http://www. Nlm. Nih. Gov/medlineplus/ency/article/003232.htm
Never worry until you have to. Wastes energy. Go play! ...Read more
IgA vasculitis: Henoch-Schönlein purpura (HSP) is purpura (pinpoint bleeding) in the skin caused by inflammation in blood vessels (vasculitis) of the skin. In 2/3 of the cases, HSP follows an upper respiratory infection. HSP is most common in children & is usually self-limited. In adults HSP has a tendency to be more severe. In a small minority of cases, HSP can cause severe kidney or bowel disease. ...Read more
Here are some...: Henoch-Shonlien purpura nephritis may be a part of HSP (Henoth-Shonlien purpura) involving the kidneys with some 5% of such affected may show renal functional impairment but only some! % progress to renal failure. HSP is a form of generalized inflammation of small vessels inclining to affect subcutaneous tissues, joints, GI tract, kidneys, even central nerve system. More? Ask Doctors timely. ...Read more
I have had purpura for 6 years or so, but the spots are spreading all over my body. The spots itch when I'm to hot and when im cold. What can I do?
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
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
stop platelet destr: Idiopathic thrombocytic purpura is a disease whereby your immune system develops antibodies against itself, specifically your platelets which are important for preventing or stopping bleeding. Your spleen is the organ responible for collecting and destroying your platelets. Therefore those patients whose disease is not responive to medications may require spenectomy to decrease their destrucion. ...Read more
Levamisole: Most of the time the cause of the purple discoloration of skin due to bleeding under the skin (called purpura) after Cocaine use is because of a chemotherapy and antiparasite drug called levamisole that is intentionally added by importers of Cocaine as a cutting agent to reduce expense & increase bulk of their product. It is often described as 'sudden onset' retiform purpura so shortly after use. ...Read more
Senile purpura is a common condition that affects middle-aged and elderly, fair skinned persons. Typically, the forearms and anterior legs are affected. Areas that are not exposed to the sun are unaffected. It is caused by chronic sun exposure, which results in permanent thinning of the skin and not a vitamin deficiency.
It is likely that this is what you have. ...Read more
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
Slight: There may be a slight increased risk inrelatives, but not enough to worry about it. Answer is googlable. ...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
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
What do you suggest if just got out of the hosptial ive been diagnosed with henoch shonlien purpura nephritis?
Henoch purpura: Discuss with your drs what you should do and avoid. ...Read more
I had taken mornibg after pill twice this year should I be scared? And I have thrombotic thrombocytopetic purpura.
Repeat question: Should you be scared? Of what? Is your ttp in remission? ...Read more
Idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura is a bleeding disorder in which the immune system destroys platelets, which are necessary for normal blood clotting. Persons with the disease have too few platelets in the blood. Check this site:
http://www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/pubmedhealth/pmh0001562/. ...Read more
Various causes.: Outputs is bruising. Petechiae or tiny areas of bleeding into the skin. This can occur with low or dysfunctional platelets or other bleeding problems. It can also happen with inflamed blood vessels (vasculitis). There are many potential causes such as drug allergy, use of anticoagulants, and various blood diseases, but it is not normal. Discuss with your doctor. ...Read more
Abnormal platelet: Function due to deficiency of a metaloproteinase. Deficiency, usually acquired, of an enzyme that breaks down large multimers of von willebrand factor causes overactivation of platelets leading to intravascular microthrombi that affect the functions of the kidneys, brain, lungs and other organs. It can be treated by transfusing normal donor plasma. ...Read more
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
Range of symptoms: Ttp can involve many different organs. One can have renal dysfunction, fever, altered mental status, low platelet counts and hemolytic anemia. These signs can lead to symptoms of bleeding, bruising, petechiae, confusion, anemia, fatigue, and possible jaundice among other things. ...Read more
Platelet count and: Coagulation tests. Purpura is usually due to deficiency of platelets or increased vascular fragility. Ecchymosis may be due to more severe cases of the above and or coagulation defects. Testing beyond cbc, pt PTT is based on the results of these tests and clinical signs and symptoms. ...Read more
Rare disease: This is a rare but life-threatening disease; approx 2-3 cases per 100, 000 population in the USA are seen. ...Read more