Henoch Scholein Purpera

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puppylover
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   Posted 4/12/2010 12:35 PM (GMT -6)   
I'm new to this site but not new to the forum. Anyone experience HSP as an allergic reaction? My son has had this in the past but we were not told it had anything to do with allergies. He was reading something that said it could be allergy related. Thanks.
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couchtater
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   Posted 4/12/2010 7:38 PM (GMT -6)   
I looked up HSP because I've never heard of it before. This a quote I found on it.

Henoch–Schönlein purpura, also known as allergic purpura, anaphylactoid purpura or Vascular purpura and commonly abbreviated to HSP, is a systemic vasculitis (inflammation of blood vessels) characterized by deposition of immune complexes containing the antibody IgA in the skin and kidney. It occurs mainly in young children.

Typical symptoms include palpable purpura (small hemorrhages in the skin), joint pains and abdominal pain. Most cases are self-limiting and require no treatment apart from symptom control, but the disease may relapse in a third of the cases and cause irreversible kidney damage in about one in a hundred cases. The exact cause of Henoch–Schönlein purpura is unknown, although it may occur after certain viral and bacterial infections, as well as an adverse drug reaction to some medications.

I've had an allergic reaction to drugs before with bumps, but they didn't look like the pictures I saw.

I wish your child luck.



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   Posted 4/12/2010 10:36 PM (GMT -6)   
Thank you Joy. I worry because my son hasn't had a problem in over 10 years. He is an adult now. He did have kidney involvement when he was a teenager. I guess I am just shocked and upset that it has acurred after such a long time. I hope it is just an allergic reaction to something and the symptoms will disappear soon, without kidney damage. No matter how old they are we still worry like crazy.
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couchtater
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   Posted 4/13/2010 5:29 PM (GMT -6)   
I'm 42 and my mother still frets over me. ;)

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