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5 Facts you should know about

Henoch-Schonlein purpura

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1

A vascular disease

that primarily affects small blood vessels.

2

The disease is characterized

by abnormal deposits of immunoglobulin A (an antibody), causing vasculitis.

3

The small vessels of the skin,

joints, kidneys, and digestive organs are particularly involved.

4

Signs and symptoms usually begin

suddenly (and progress over days) and may include purple-colored spots on the skin (purpura); joint pain; and gastrointestinal problems such as abdominal pain, nausea, bloody stools.

5

People with HSP may also develop glomerulonephritis.

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