7
views
0
recommends
+1 Recommend
0 collections
    0
    shares
      • Record: found
      • Abstract: found
      • Article: not found

      Clinical practice: Diagnosis and management of Henoch-Schönlein purpura.

      European Journal of Pediatrics
      Child, Glomerulonephritis, drug therapy, etiology, pathology, Glucocorticoids, therapeutic use, Humans, Intussusception, Prognosis, Purpura, Schoenlein-Henoch, complications, diagnosis, therapy

      Read this article at

      ScienceOpenPublisherPubMed
      Bookmark
          There is no author summary for this article yet. Authors can add summaries to their articles on ScienceOpen to make them more accessible to a non-specialist audience.

          Abstract

          Henoch-Schönlein purpura (HSP) is the most common vasculitis of childhood. In this review, the main clinical features and complications are described. Although most features are self-limiting, renal disease is the most likely to result in long-term morbidity. Treatment of HSP nephritis is controversial, and the evidence for both prevention and treatment of established disease is reviewed. Follow-up for children presenting with HSP should be for at least 6 months and should include regular urine testing for proteinuria and haematuria and a blood pressure measurement. Women with a history of HSP during childhood are at increased risk of complications (such as proteinuria and hypertension) during pregnancy and should be monitored closely. This paper describes current practice with regard to investigation and management and proposes a practical care pathway of the management of a child with HSP.

          Related collections

          Author and article information

          Comments

          Comment on this article