What is the definition or description of: henoch schonlein purpura?

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.

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Henoch schonlein purpura symptoms?

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). Read more...
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...

How common is henoch schonlein purpura?

Henoch Schoenlein. Not very common. In the us about 15 people in 100, 000 develop henoch schoenlein purpura, but it varies in different countries. In england it's 20 people in 100, 000. It primarily affects children between 2 and 13 years of age, but adults can be affected as well. 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...

What can you know about henoch-schonlein purpura (hsp)?

Joint pain ; rash. Petechiae and purpura (red to purple dot and bumps) along with joint pain or infrequently with abdominal pain. The whole process often resolves spontaneously. Uncommon complications include glomerulonephritis and intussusception. Read more...

Where can I find any information on henoch schonlein purpura?

Try webmd. Webmd would probably help, a very informative website for the public. Read more...
Hsp info. Hsp is a form of vasculitis that typically affects children. Adults can be affected too. More info can be found at http://kidshealth.Org/parent/medical/heart/hsp.Html. Read more...

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...

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...

Can autoimmune cause henoch schonlein purpura?

Yes, it is autommune. Vasculitis below the waste, possible renal involvement. It an autoimmune disease that can be bad. Most patients will have a short lived course. Read more...

How do integrative doctors treat henoch schonlein purpura?

HSP. There is no specific treatment. Most cases go away on their own without treatment. If symptoms persist, your doctor may recommend therapy with corticosteroids such as prednisone. 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...