Dr. William Heberden, a London physician, described the first cases of Henoch- Schönlein purpura (HSP) in In describing HSP, Heberden wrote of a. Henoch-Schönlein purpura (HSP) affects the blood vessels and causes a spotty rash. It’s not usually serious, but can sometimes lead to kidney problems. Henoch–Schönlein purpura (HSP) is a disease of the skin, mucous membranes, and sometimes other organs that most commonly affects children. In the skin.

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Though rare, surgery may be needed to treat intussusception or to determine the cause of adallah testicles. Women with a history of HSP who become pregnant are at higher risk for high blood pressure and proteinuria during pregnancy.

The website of the New Zealand Dermatological Society has a wide range of information on skin conditions. Adults are more likely than children to develop advanced kidney disease. With kidney involvement, there may be a loss of small amounts of blood and protein in the urine hematuria and proteinuriabut this usually goes unnoticed; in a small proportion of cases, the kidney involvement proceeds to chronic kidney disease. The exact cause of HSP is unknown, but most of its features purputa due to the deposition of abnormal antibodies in the wall of blood vessels, leading to vasculitis.

This content does not have an English version. There’s no treatment for HSP.


In older patients kidney function may have been severely damaged and dialysis may be occasionally need to be initiated. Clinical trials are part of clinical research and at the heart of all medical advances. Hematuria— blood in the urine—is a common sign that HSP has affected the kidneys. Systemic vasculitis M30—M31 This image shows what the lining of the bowel could look like when it is inflamed and swollen, as in HSP. These disorders both have the potential for serious involvement of other organs for example, the lungs, eyes, and peripheral nerves and carry more dire renal prognoses.

The most striking feature of Henoch-Schonlein purpura is a purplish rash, typically on the lower legs schomlein buttocks.

Henoch-Schonlein purpura

Amlodipine for high blood pressure. Atenolol for high blood pressure.

Adults with severe, acute kidney failure are treated aadalah high-dose corticosteroids and the immunosuppressive cyclophosphamide Cytoxan. Most people do not receive therapy because of the high spontaneous recovery rate. If the skin, bowel or kidneys are affected then a biopsy may show immunoglobulin A IgA antibodies present in the tissue; this is a definitive test and a positive biopsy helps confirm the diagnosis; however, a negative biopsy xchonlein not rule out the diagnosis.

Henoch-Schönlein purpura (HSP)

Journal of the American Society of Nephrology. Sufficient pressure, such as this, causes the rupture of inflamed blood vessels. Report of patients and review of the literature”. HSP can cause vomiting and abdominal pain, which can range from mild to severe.

It can also affect blood vessels around the joints, in the intestines and in the kidneys. In hospital, you may be given strong medicines like steroids to help ease your symptoms.


In a small minority of cases, HSP can cause severe kidney or bowel disease.

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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Check here for alerts. Although relapses are quite common they are mostly mild and self-limiting. If IgA gets stuck in the smaller blood vessels it causes prupura vasculitis and this is termed IgAV.

These antibodies are of the subclass IgA 1 in polymers ; it is uncertain whether the main cause is overproduction in the digestive tract or the bone marrow or decreased removal of abnormal IgA from the circulation.

Henoch-Schönlein Purpura • Johns Hopkins Vasculitis Center

A kidney biopsy may also be needed. Cyclophophamide has also been used. Palpable purpura can appear in many different patterns.

Complications can occur, with renal failure being the most common cause of death. HSP can occur any time in life, but it is most common in children between 2 and 6 years of age. Serious kidney problems don’t happen very often, but they can occur. Can Fam Physician Review.