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I have henoch schonlein purpura and would like advice with this disease?

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Dr. Robert Lowe
Pediatric Rheumatology
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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Dr. Richard Roberts
The latest evidence should be known by your rheumatologist. Testing may reveal that prednisone may be necessary early in the disorder to reduce the risk of long-term kidney failure.
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