Which lab result is characteristic of Henoch-Schönlein purpura (HSP)?

Updated: Jan 04, 2019
  • Author: David A Piccoli, MD; Chief Editor: Carmen Cuffari, MD  more...
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In patients with Henoch-Schönlein purpura (HSP), findings from routine laboratory studies, including CBC, electrolyte levels, serum protein levels, and C3 complement levels, are usually normal. The erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR) may be elevated. The diagnosis is based on clinical findings.


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