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Henoch-Schonlein purpura


Other Names for this Disease
  • Purpura, Schonlein-Henoch
  • Anaphylactoid purpura
  • Vascular purpura
  • Henoch Schonlein purpura
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Treatment

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What treatments are available for Henoch-Schonlein purpura?

Unfortunately, there is no cure for Henoch-Schonlein purpura (HSP).  Treatments aim to relieve the symptoms of this condition.  For example, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) or corticosteroids (such as prednisone) may be used to relieve pain.  If the kidneys are severely affected in an individual with HSP, immunosuppressive medications, such as cyclophosphamide, may be prescribed.[1][2]  In rare cases, individuals with HSP may need to be hospitalized if they experience severe abdominal pain, bleeding from the digestive tract, or kidney problems.[2]
Last updated: 4/14/2013

References
  1. Henoch-Schonlein Purpura. The National Kidney and Urologic Diseases Information Clearinghouse (NKUDIC). September 2012; http://kidney.niddk.nih.gov/kudiseases/pubs/HSP/. Accessed 4/12/2013.
  2. Bossart P. Henoch-Schonlein Purpura in Emergency Medicine. Medscape Reference. March 2013; http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/780452-overview#a0199. Accessed 4/12/2013.


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Clinical Trials & Research for this Disease

  • ClinicalTrials.gov lists trials that are studying or have studied Henoch-Schonlein purpura. Click on the link to go to ClinicalTrials.gov to read descriptions of these studies.
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Other Names for this Disease
  • Purpura, Schonlein-Henoch
  • Anaphylactoid purpura
  • Vascular purpura
  • Henoch Schonlein purpura
See Disclaimer regarding information on this site. Some links on this page may take you to organizations outside of the National Institutes of Health.