Health and medicine: Henoch-Schonlein purpura

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Health and medicine: Henoch-Schonlein purpura

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Henoch-Schonlein purpura (also known as anaphylactoid purpura) is a type of vasculitis that affects small blood vessels and characterized by elevated immunoglobulin A (IgA). Symptoms of this disease include skin lesions, joint pain, blood in urine (hematuria), and abdominal pain. Health professionals diagnosis Henoch-Schonlein purpura through blood tests (elevated IgA). This disease is often treated with steroids.

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Henoch-Schonlein purpura (also known as anaphylactoid purpura) is a type of vasculitis that affects small blood vessels and characterized by elevated immunoglobulin A (IgA). Symptoms of this disease include skin lesions, joint pain, blood in urine (hematuria), and abdominal pain. Health professionals diagnosis Henoch-Schonlein purpura through blood tests (elevated IgA). This disease is often treated with steroids.

Health and medicine

The medical world can be a confusing place. Patients, their families, and even students entering health fields might feel overwhelmed by the large vocabularies and complicated explanations. We hope to make understanding the medical world a bit easier. Look around! These videos do not provide medical advice and are for informational purposes only. The videos are not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Always seek the advice of a qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay seeking it because of something you have read or seen in any Khan Academy video.

Vasculitis

Inflammation of the blood vessel wall is termed “vasculitis,” though the etiology of these diseases are rather nebulous. They present with nonspecific symptoms like fever, fatigue, weight loss. Large, medium, and small vessels can all be involved. We will explore the specific differences between the various vasculitides, which range from Takayasu arteritis to microscopic polyangitis.

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