The Human Phenotype Ontology (HPO) provides the following list of features that have been reported in people with this condition. Much of the information in the HPO comes from Orphanet, a European rare disease database. If available, the list includes a rough estimate of how common a feature is (its frequency). Frequencies are based on a specific study and may not be representative of all studies. You can use the MedlinePlus Medical Dictionary for definitions of the terms below.
|Signs and Symptoms||Approximate number of patients (when available)|
|Nausea and vomiting||90%|
|Abnormal tendon morphology||50%|
|Abnormality of temperature regulation||50%|
|Inflammatory abnormality of the eye||7.5%|
|Restrictive ventilatory defect||7.5%|
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I was first diagnosed with Henoch-Schonlein purpura at age 10. The disease has been occurring more frequently and worsening over the past 10 years. It is my understanding that this condition is not as common in adults as it is in children. I am treated with steroids when needed, but I am trying to find out if there are any other effective treatments for this condition. Do you know of any treatment alternatives, preventions, or research studies that may be helpful? Have there been any genetic studies? Do I need to fear that my children will get this disease? See answer