Henoch-Schonlein purpura picture
Henoch-Schonlein purpura is a disease that has the symptoms of
purple spots on the skin, joint pain, gastrointestinal symptoms, and glomerulonephritis (a
type of kidney disorder).
Henoch-Schonlein is a type of hypersensitivity vasculitis and
inflammatory response within the blood vessel. It is caused by an abnormal response of the
immune system. The exact cause for this disorder is unknown.
The syndrome is usually seen in children, but people of any age may be affected. It is
more common in boys than in girls. Many people with Henoch-Schonlein purpura had an upper
respiratory illness in the previous weeks.
Picture of the purple spots caused by
- Abdominal pain
- Joint pain
- Purple spots on the skin (purpura), usually over the buttocks, lower
legs, and elbows
- Bloody stools
- Hives or angioedema
- Painful menstruation