Key points about Henoch-Schönlein purpura (HSP)
- Henoch-Schönlein purpura (HSP) is a condition that involves swelling (inflammation) of small blood vessels.
- The swollen blood vessels leak into the skin, joints, intestines and kidneys.
- It is seen most often in children between the ages of two and six. It occurs more often in boys.
- HSP is an autoimmune disease that is often triggered by an upper respiratory infection.
- Symptoms include a rash caused by bleeding under the skin, arthritis, belly pain and kidney disease.
- Most children recover fully. But some children may have kidney problems.
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