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Vascular Purpura Symptoms & Diagnosis

Symptoms

Symptoms may last for 4 to 6 weeks. These may include:

  • Skin rash of reddish-purple spots, usually on the buttocks or legs, occasionally on the elbows that is not itchy
  • Pain in the joints, especially knees and ankles
  • Abdominal pain
  • Blood or protein in the urine caused by kidney inflammation
  • Swelling of the ankles
  • Swelling of the scrotum in males
  • Fever
  • Blood in the stool
  • Vomiting

Diagnosis

Your doctor will ask about your symptoms and medical history, and perform a physical exam. Tests may include:

  • Blood tests
  • Urinalysis
  • Stool sample
  • Skin biopsy from an area of the rash

Skin Biopsy

Skin proceedure
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Please be aware that this information is provided to supplement the care provided by your physician. It is neither intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice. CALL YOUR HEALTHCARE PROVIDER IMMEDIATELY IF YOU THINK YOU MAY HAVE A MEDICAL EMERGENCY. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider prior to starting any new treatment or with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. Copyright © 2019 EBSCO Publishing All rights reserved.

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