I am new here. My 22 yr old daughter was diagnosed with complicated hsp vasculitis 3 years ago, at the end f her freshman year of college. The first and foremost symptoms were the pupuric rash and severe abdominal pain, she also has arthritic type joint pain in legs, found a hole in her nasal septum, and has trace to moderate blood and small amts protein in her urine that we monitor regularly. She struggled with almost continuous symptoms for about a year while she was treated with high dose steroids, dapsone, cellcept- all without much affect on disease but many side affects. Eventually, she was started on iv rituxan- it has put her in a somewhat controlled remission. After 2 years of rituxan treatment and a visit to the Mayo clinic in Rochester, MN, we are taking a rituxan break to see if she will remain in remission without it. She has been purpura free for about 6 months, still struggles with some lethargy, arthritic symptoms and still has some traces of protein and blood in her urine. We are cautiously optimistic. Looking for any similar experiences and outcomes. i am a registered nurse and constantly trying to educate myself about this disease and its processes. Thanks for any input!