What were the symptoms of your Henoch-Schonlein purpura?
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What are HSP symptoms and
Classically, HSP causes a purple-appearing skin rash, pain in the abdomen,
and joint inflammation (arthritis). Not all features need be present for the diagnosis. The rash of skin lesions appears in gravity-dependent areas, such as the legs. The joints
most frequently affected with pain and
swelling are the ankles and the knees. Patients with HSP can develop fever. Inflammation
of the blood vessels in the kidneys (nephritis) can cause blood and/or protein
in the urine. Abdominal pain and gastrointestinal bleeding is more common in children than in adults. Serious kidney complications are infrequent but
Symptoms usually last approximately a month. Recurrences are not frequent but do occur.