purpura

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Related to anaphylactoid purpura: Henoch Schonlein purpura

purpura

[′pər·pyə·rə]
(medicine)
Spontaneous hemorrhages into tissues such as joints, skin, and mucosal surfaces.
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Anaphylactoid purpura, also called Henoch-Schonleinpurpura (HSP), is a rare, often benign, IgA-mediated vasculitis that is preceded by an upper respiratory tract infection and presents with the tetrad of abdominal pain, arthralgia/arthritis, purpuric rash, and renal involvement.
DISCUSSION: HSP is a form of blood vessel inflammation or vasculitis, also referred to as anaphylactoid purpura.