Henoch-Schönlein Purpura | Complications


Is HSP a serious disease?

Usually, HSP doesn't cause lasting problems and gets better on its own. About half of the people who have had HSP once will get it again. A few people will have kidney damage because of HSP. Your doctor may want to check urine samples several times after HSP goes away to check for kidney problems. Be sure to see your doctor regularly during this time.


Henoch-Schönlein Purpura: A Review by DM Kraft, D McKee, C Scott (American Family Physician August 01, 1998, http://www.aafp.org/afp/980800ap/kraft.html)

Written by familydoctor.org editorial staff

Reviewed/Updated: 03/14
Created: 08/98