Henoch-Schonlein Purpura in Children
HSP is the commonest vasculitis of childhood with an incidence of 20 / 100 000 thus making it a common diagnosis in the Jenny Lind Children’s Hospital. This guideline aims to provide consistency in practice to decrease Children’s Assessment Unit CAU waiting times to avoid unnecessary investigations to identify the small group of children with HSP at risk of complications to standardise follow-up arrangements and decrease unnecessary inpatient admissions.
Clinical GuidelinesThis guideline has been approved by the Trust's Clinical Guidelines Assessment Panel as an aid to the diagnosis and management of relevant patients and clinical circumstances. Not every patient or situation fits neatly into a standard guideline scenario and the guideline must be interpreted and applied in practice in the light of prevailing clinical circumstances, the diagnostic and treatment options available and the professional judgement, knowledge and expertise of relevant clinicians. It is advised that the rationale for any departure from relevant guidance should be documented in the patient's case notes.
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