my 3 year old started with a rash last friday and by sunday after ringing drs her feet and hands were swollen and she couldnt walk, we went to A&E and got seen by a peadatrition they think she has got a vascullitis (H.S.P) caused maybe by some anti b's she was on, this is ment to cause swelling in joints and a rash. or it can be caused by a cold or virus.
she had a blood test and it came back high white blood cell count, we are going back in 2 weeks for another blood test to see if the blood cells are back to normal, they were 17 when we had blood test on monday.
alsp her urine showed traces of blood and protein.
has anyone else had any of these problems or had a child whos had H.S.P?
Im just popping in here, I dont have a little one (Yet) but I do suffer from h.s.p (Henoch schonline purpura) myself.
I got mine last January seemingly out of the blue, it took a long while to diagnose as its not usual in people my age (24) and more common in your little ones age group.
It does cause a rash, with like purply spots and legs and hands can also swell and go an angry red colour. Im treated with steroids every day and steroid injections when my skin has a flare up which does a grand job of making the spots go away. My only issue is I continued to work as a spot broke down and now I have a leg ulcer but that wont happen to your little one as they wont be neglecting their bodies like I did.
As a side effect, I also have ended up with acute sinovitus - swelling of the joints in my left hand which comes and goes.
Your little one will have to have a lot of kidney tests pretty often to make sure they arnt suffering in that respect but it isnt a common side effect really. I know 2 little ones with it who once they were diagnosed and the medication sorted they have been fine, they get flare ups, same as me but it goes fair quick.
I cant really answer anything to do with the infant side of things though but if you have any questions you feel I can answer, please let me know
Thanks for your reply, I did come across the kawaski disease whilst gogling but its said its not really around in the uk, mainly japan ect.
We live in Canada and my sister had it, but if you don't think the symptoms match, I wouldn't worry about it. But if they do, I would ask to be tested as it is the number one cause of permanent heart damage in children.
Thanks sarahcake for your reply.
She's not having any medication for hsp, the doctor said it would clear up on it's own.
She's going to have regular blood tests and urine tests as her White blood cell count was high, and urine had blood and protein traces.
I'm worried sick! She's had it a week now, she only had a rash the first 4 days and that never came back, she's just had alot of finger and feet swelling up, but I can't even be certain it's her joints as she's too young to ask question to like that as she wouldn't understand.
I thought the rash would still be around if it was hsp?
I'm just hoping it clears soon x
My sister had H.S.P nearly 3 years ago now, she had a rash that started on her legs, and spread up to her bottom. She had swollen hands, feet, and her face was too, it was awful watching her go through it. I remember her crying because she felt like her head was going to explode .
She was put on steroids and something else but I can't remember what it was. She's better now, but has a tablet to take every day for her kidneys, and she has to watch her salt intake.
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