treatment and prognosis
Last reviewed 01/2018
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.