How nurses can tell if children have Henoch-Schönlein purpura
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How nurses can tell if children have Henoch-Schönlein purpura

Pavan Amara Nurse, midwife and health journalist

Advice for nurses on managing a disease that affects a child’s small blood vessels and on ruling out conditions 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.

Nursing Children and Young People. 35, 3, 9-10. doi: 10.7748/ncyp.35.3.9.s3

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