What are the signs and symptoms of Henoch-Schönlein purpura (HSP)?

Updated: Oct 02, 2017
  • Author: David A Piccoli, MD; Chief Editor: Carmen Cuffari, MD  more...
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Henoch-Schönlein purpura (HSP) is preceded by upper respiratory infection in one third to three fourths of patients. The patient presents with colicky abdominal pain, migratory arthritis affecting the larger joints, and a symmetric purpuric rash that is most noticeable over the extensor surfaces of the arms, legs, and buttocks.


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