What is the role of analgesics in the management of Henoch-Schönlein purpura (IgA vasculitis)?

Updated: Oct 28, 2020
  • Author: Rajendra Bhimma, MBChB, MD, PhD, DCH (SA), FCP(Paeds)(SA), MMed(Natal); Chief Editor: Craig B Langman, MD  more...
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Pain control is essential for quality patient care. Analgesia with nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) or acetaminophen may reduce joint and soft tissue discomfort. Such agents are often effective and do not seem to worsen the purpura; however, they should be used cautiously in patients with renal insufficiency.


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