Anaphylactoid Purpura

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Definition

Anaphylactoid Purpura otherswise known as the Henoch-Schonlein purpura or HSP is a medical condition that refers to the inflammation of the blood vessels or the vasculitis.

Diagnosis

Diagnosis is made through urinalyis, blood tests and biopsy of the skin.

Treatment

Treatment includes administration of anti- inflammatory drugs to alleviate pain such as aspirin, cortisone medication and cuclosphosphamide or Cytoxan.

Symptoms and Signs

Symptoms includes pain in the abdomen, inflammation of the joints of occurrence of arthritis, occurrence of rashes and lesions and kidney complications.

Causes

Anaphylactoid purpura is is said to be caused by an infection either from a virus or a bacteria and drugs.

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