How to spot Henoch-Schönlein purpura in children and act on it
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How to spot Henoch-Schönlein purpura in children and act on it

Pavan Amara Nurse, midwife and health journalist

Advice for nurses on how to identify this disease affecting a child’s small blood vessels, and also rule out other possibilities such as sepsis and meningitis

Henoch-Schönlein purpura (HSP) is a disease that mainly affects children’s small blood vessels. A raised rash on the lower limbs is the main symptom. It tends to be a mild and self-limiting condition, but can result in serious complications, including kidney failure and bowel blockage.

Emergency Nurse. 31, 3, 6-7. doi: 10.7748/en.31.3.6.s2

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