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Henoch-Schonlein purpura

  • Alternative Names

    Anaphylactoid purpura; Vascular purpura


    Symptoms
    • Abdominal pain
    • Joint pain
    • Purple spots on the skin (purpura), usually over the buttocks, lower legs, and elbows
    • Bloody stools
    • Hives or angioedema
    • Nausea
    • Diarrhea
    • Painful menstruation
    • Vomiting

    Signs and tests

    The doctor will examine your body and look at your skin. The physical exam will reveal skin sores (lesions) and joint tenderness.

    Tests may include:

    • Skin biopsy
    • Urinalysis