How are corticosteroids dosed for the treatment 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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Prednisone in a dosage of 1 mg/kg/day for 2 weeks and then tapered over 2 more weeks may shorten the duration of abdominal pain and joint symptoms, but this benefit must be weighed against the potential adverse effects of steroids. [103, 104]


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