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Henoch Schonlein Purpura

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Rebecca Juliao

on 5 December 2016

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Transcript of Henoch Schonlein Purpura

- Expert medical judgement
- Urinalysis
- Immunoglobulin-A skin biopsy
- Focus on Platelet count
- Ongoing abdominal pain -> US
- Supportive therapy, NSAID (not always)
- Continuous monitoring with serial ultrasounds

Initial assessment
Initially one will notice a non-blanching purpuric rash that is sometimes painful
Henoch Schonlein Purpura
Henoch Schonlein Purpura
Comprehensive assessment should include: VS, pain, skin, extremities, joints and abdomen
The most common form of vasculitis presented in children, rarely in the adult population

The child may have been subject to an illness prior to signs of HSP
- IgA deposits can lead to glomerulonephritis
- Bowel edema -> bleeding, perforation and intussusception
- Deposits cause arthralgia
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