HSP. This could also stand for henoch - scholein purpura.
Could be lungs... Hypersensitivity pneumonitis is one interpretation of that acronym. This is a severe allergic reaction that causes significant inflammation in the lungs. Treatment is universally poor - the only real way to treat it is eliminate exposure to the allergen that is causing the disease.
Henoch-Schonlein. The process classified as hsp is usually a simple one with the onset of a disturbing rash, various areas of swelling & some pain. Some patients will have kidney involvement & blood or protein in the urine & pain or swelling can be worrisome. Most cases will self heal over a few weeks & require only observation & pain management. Followup aimed monitoring kidney status is routine. Read more...