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Henoch schonlein purpura symptoms?

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Dr. Richard Roberts
Clinical Genetics
4 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Richard Roberts
Dr. Richard Roberts
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Dr. Jeffrey Miller
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology

In brief: Vasculitis

Usually renal problem with blood inurine, elevated sed rate, abdominal pain, urologic type problems and red confluent rash (purpura is bleeding under the skin not a superficial rash).

In brief: Vasculitis

Usually renal problem with blood inurine, elevated sed rate, abdominal pain, urologic type problems and red confluent rash (purpura is bleeding under the skin not a superficial rash).
Dr. Jeffrey Miller
Dr. Jeffrey Miller
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