Henoch-Schonlein Purpura

01 What Others Say

  • Royal Children's Hospital Melbourne: kids info fact sheet

Henoch-Schonlein Purpura

  • Boston Children's Hospital

Henoch Schonlein Purpura

02 Clinicians Tools and Resources

  • Royal Children's Hospital Melbourne

Henoch Scholein Purpura: Clinical Practice Guidelines

  • Medscape reference

Pediatric Henoch-Schonlein Purpura


Royal Australasian College of physicians: Paediatrics recent critque

Management of HSP is mostly supportive and includes bed rest, hydration, analgesia and monitoring for abdominal and renal complications.

Recent studies have shown that there is potential benefit if steroids are given early in the course of HSP in preventing the early and late complications. These include:

  • Shortens the duration and severity of abdominal symptoms
  • Decrease the rate of relapse of HSP
  • Decrease the incidence of HSP nephritis
  • Prevent the development of long term complications of renal disease

A dose of prednisolone 1mg/kg daily for 2 weeks have been suggested by the studies.





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Last updated: 15/09/2012