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Henoch-schonlein purpa

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  • November 29, 2009
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  • Henoch-Schönlein purpura, DOES ANTONE HAVE IT. I NEED INFORMATIONI was diagnosed with henoch-schonlein purpura (HSP), first I developed a rash all over my legs, followed by a sore throat and my joints and mucsels were so stiff and painful I couldn’t walk. The hospital took a blood test and sent me home to wait for results. However, the next day I was in so much pain I went to see my local general practitioner who recognized the virus and diagnosed me. He said there was no medication and to rest myself. A week later my stomach was so bad with cramps I had to stay curled up on the couch unable to straighten myself. I couldn’t even take a sip of water and I was vomiting. I remained like this for a week until I was admitted to hospital and put on a drip. It turned out I had a low immune system and was unable to fight it myself. Within two days at the hospital I was feeling much better and within a month I was back on track. I’m 20 now, and after a flight home from holiday last week, I came down with some symptoms. First my legs, arms and back were aching, followed by stomach cramps, a sore throat and finally the rash all over my stomach. I went to my doctor and she prescribed me antibiotics for my throat and tablets for my joints. I’m only on my second day of medication and it is working wonders. It hasn’t hit me that bad at all and I should be better by next week. She told me that chances were I would always be prone to HSP because I’ve had it once. Its just air-born and I cant prevent it. However, this has been a very mild spell! Henoch-Schonlein purpura is a particular form of blood vessel inflammation called vasculitis. Henoch-Schonlein purpura frequently follows an infection of the throat or breathing passages, but it can be induced by certain medications. Henoch-Schonlein purpura causes skin rash, pain in the abdomen, and joint inflammation (arthritis). The treatment of Henoch-Schonlein purpura is directed toward the most significant area of involvement. The prognosis for patients with Henoch-Schonlein purpura is generally excellent.References:Primer on the Rheumatic Diseases. Springer, edited by John H. Klippel, et al., 2008.Kelley's Textbook of Rheumatology. W B Saunders Co, edited by Shaun Ruddy, et al., 2000.
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    • December 3, 2009
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  • Henoch-Schönlein purpura, DOES ANTONE HAVE IT. I NEED INFORMATIONMy 9yrs old grandson has this he had been in hospital for a week but home now he had a cold the weel leading up to the rash comming out
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    • December 7, 2009
    • 08:13 PM
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