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Henoch-Schonlein Purpura

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by Badash M

(Anaphylactoid Purpura; HSP; Vascular Purpura)

 

Treatment

HSP usually gets better on its own. Your doctor may prescribe medications if symptoms or complications are causing problems. Medications may include:
 

RESOURCES

American Academy of Family Physicians
http://www.familydoctor.org

American Autoimmune Related Diseases Association
http://www.aarda.org

 

CANADIAN RESOURCES

Caring for Kids
http://www.caringforkids.cps.ca

College of Family Physicians of Canada
http://www.cfpc.ca

 

References


Dillon MJ. Henoch-Schonlein purpura (treatment and outcome). Cleve Clin J Med. 2002;69(Suppl 2):SII121-SII123.


Henoch-Schonlein purpura. National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Disease website. Updated September 7, 2012. Available at: http://kidney.niddk.nih.gov/kudiseases/pubs/HSP. Accessed November 13, 2012.


Henoch-Schonlein purpura. National Institute of Health Office of Rare Disease Research website. Available at: http://rarediseases.info.nih.gov/GARD/Condition/8204/HenochSchonlein%5Fpurpura.aspx/Print. Accessed August 6, 2013.


Kraft D, McKee D, et al. Henoch-Schonlein purpura: a review. Am Fam Physician. 1998 Aug 1;58(2):405-408. Available at: http://www.aafp.org/afp/1998/0801/p405.html. Accessed November 13, 2012.


Ronkainen J, Koskimies O, et al. Early prednisone therapy in Henoch-Schonlein purpura: a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial. J Pediatr. 2006;149:241-247.


Saulsbury FT. Epidemiology of Henoch-Schonlein purpura. Cleve Clin J Med. 2002;69(Suppl 2):SII87-SII89.

 

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