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Vascular Purpura Definition & Overview

Definition

Henoch-Schonlein purpura (HSP) is an inflammation of the blood vessels in the skin and other body organs. Skin involvement often results in a rash, typically occurring on the buttocks and legs. The rash often resembles bruising or bleeding into the skin, a condition referred to as “purpura.”

People of all ages may develop HSP, but it is most common in children.

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  • Henoch-Schonlein Purpura

    Encylopedia entry for Henoch-Schonlein Purpura.

    Henoch-Schonlein Purpura(Anaphylactoid Purpura; HSP; Vascular Purpura)

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