Henoch-Schonlein purpura

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Henoch-Schonlein purpura

Henoch-Schonlein purpura (HSP) is a disease that involves purple spots on the skin (purpura), joint pain, gastrointestinal problems, and glomerulonephritis (a type of kidney disorder).  While the cause of this condition is not fully understood, it may develop as an immune response to an infection.  HSP is usually seen in children, but it may affect people of any age. Most cases go away on their own without treatment.  For those cases which require treatment, the main goal is to relieve symptoms such as joint pain, abdominal pain, or swelling. In many cases, over-the-counter medicines can be used. In some patients with severe arthritis, prednisone, a steroid medicine, may be prescribed.
 

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The terms "Henoch-Schonlein purpura" returned 208 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Effects of Chinese herbs in children with Henoch-Schonlein purpura nephritis: a randomized controlled trial.
 

Author(s): Dandan Ding, Huimin Yan, Xiaofang Zhen

Journal: J Tradit Chin Med. 2014 Feb;34(1):15-22.

 

To research the curative effect of Chinese herbs for clearing away heat, promoting diuresis, nourishing the kidney, and consolidating essence in children with Henoch-Schonlein purpura nephritis (HSPN) with internal accumulation of damp-toxin using randomized controlled observations ...

Last Updated: 8 Aug 2014

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Treatment of severe henoch-schonlein purpura nephritis with mycophenolate mofetil.
 

Author(s): Ahmad Ali Nikibakhsh, Hashem Mahmoodzadeh, Mohamad Karamyyar, Sasan Hejazi, Mehran Noroozi, Ali Agayar Macooie

Journal: Saudi J Kidney Dis Transpl. 2014 Jul;25(4):858-63.

 

Henoch-Schonlein purpura (HSP) is the most common childhood vasculitis. Renal involvement in HSP is one of the major causes of chronic renal failure in children. It is important to start effective and relatively safe medication to prevent end-stage renal disease (ESRD). Mycophenolate ...

Last Updated: 27 Jun 2014

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[Prognostic analysis of children with Henoch-Schonlein purpura treated by Helicobacter pylori eradication therapy].
 

Author(s): Hua-Bo Cai, Yong-Bai Li, Hui Zhao, Shao-Ming Zhou, Xiao-Dong Zhao

Journal: Zhongguo Dang Dai Er Ke Za Zhi. 2014 Mar;16(3):234-7.

 

To investigate the effect of Helicobacter pylori (Hp) eradication therapy on prognosis in children with Henoch-Schonlein purpura (HSP).

Last Updated: 25 Mar 2014

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The terms "Henoch-Schonlein purpura" returned 28 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Factor XIII deficiency in Henoch-Schönlein purpura - report on two cases and literature review.
 

Author(s): Anna Hogendorf, Wojciech Młynarski

Journal: Dev Period Med. ;18(3):318-22.

 

Factor XIII (FXIII) deficiency is a rare, inherited or acquired coagulation disorder that potentially precipitates fatal haemorrhage. We report two consecutive pediatric patients with Henoch-Schönlein purpura (HSP) and symptomatic decrease in FXIII. The possible FXIII deficiency ...

Last Updated: 3 Sep 2014

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Henoch-Schönlein purpura nephritis in childhood: pathogenesis, prognostic factors and treatment.
 

Author(s): Yukihiko Kawasaki, Atsushi Ono, Shinichiro Ohara, Yuichi Suzuki, Kazuhide Suyama, Junzo Suzuki, Mitsuaki Hosoya

Journal: Fukushima J Med Sci. 2013 ;59(1):15-26.

 

Henoch-Schönlein purpura (HSP) is a systemic disorder characterized by leukocytoclastic vasculitis involving the capillaries and the deposition of IgA immune complexes. Renal involvement is the principal cause of morbidity and mortality in children with HSP. Thus, it is important ...

Last Updated: 11 Jul 2013

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Fatal Henoch-Schonlein purpura in an adult related to bowel perforation: report and review of the literature.
 

Author(s): Una Miniter, Yoon-Soo Cindy Bae-Harboe, Jennifer G Powers, Shannon M Campbell, Lynne J Goldberg

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Henoch-Schonlein purpura is an idiopathic, IgA associated, systemic small-vessel vasculitis characterized by the clinical tetrad of palpable purpura, arthralgias, renal dysfunction, and abdominal pain. Whereas Henoch-Schonlein is an overwhelmingly pediatric disease, its rare diagnosis ...

Last Updated: 5 Nov 2012

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Identification of Biomarkers Predictive of Worse Prognosis in Henoch Schonlein Purpura
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Purpura, Schoenlein-Henoch

 

Last Updated: 22 Apr 2014

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Last Updated: 7 Sep 2010

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