Henoch-Schönlein Purpura (HSP) is a systemic vasculitis mediated by IgA and characterized by the clinical triad of non-thrombocytopenic palpable purpura, abdominal pain, and arthritis. In addition, there may be varying degrees of renal involvement.Cited by: 14.
What causes Henoch-Schönlein Purpura? In two-thirds of the cases, the disease follows an upper respiratory tract infection, with onset an average of ten days after the start of respiratory symptoms. Despite this association, no single microorganism or environmental exposure has been confirmed as an important cause of HSP.
Henoch-Schönlein purpura (HSP) is a nonthrombocytopenic small vessel vasculitis that typically runs a benign, self-limited course and is characterized by a purpuric skin eruption usually confined.
Jun 19, 2019 · Henoch-Schönlein purpura (HSP) is an IgA-mediated, autoimmune hypersensitivity vasculitis of childhood. The main clinical features are skin purpura, arthritis, abdominal pain, gastrointestinal bleeding, and nephritis.Author: Dr Mary Harding.
Immunoglobulin A vasculitis (IgA vasculitis, IgAV; formerly called Henoch-Schönlein purpura [HSP]) [ 1 ], is the most common form of systemic vasculitis in children. Ninety percent of cases occur in the pediatric age group. In contrast to many other forms of systemic vasculitis, IgAV (HSP) is self-limited in the great majority of cases.