treatment and prognosis
The disease is usually self limiting.
Bed rest and simple analgesics may be prescribed for arthropathy.
Renal involvement is the most feared complication. Renal damage may be assessed by:
- presence of symptoms of glomerulonephritis
- renal histology - if more than 50% of glomeruli have crescents then the end result is likely to be chronic renal failure
The renal failure of HSP is responsible for 5% of children entering renal dialysis programmes.
Last reviewed 01/2018