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Henoch-Schonlein Purpura Evaluation

The evaluation of Henoch-Schonlein purpura begins with a history and physical examination.

Physical findings in someone with Henoch-Schonlein purpura include:

  • Rash:
    • Red or purple spots on the buttocks, lower legs, and elbows
    • Red or purple color remains when pressure is applied to the skin
    • Tender joints
  • Bloody urine

Tests are required to confirm the diagnosis of Henoch-Schonlein purpura.

Tests that may be used to evaluate Henoch-Schonlein purpura include:

Additional tests that may be used to evaluate Henoch-Schonlein purpura include:

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Last Updated: Dec 15, 2010 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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