Hi if anyone can help my son and I we would be eternally grateful.
My 14 year old son got diagnosed with HSP in Jan 2015 after starting with the purple rash on his feet which spread up his legs.
He's initially suffered with the rash, severe abdominal pains and vomiting but had no swelling or joint pain. After a few months his urine was full of blood and protein and he was prescribed Lisinopril in an attempt to reduce his protein levels.
He had a kidney biopsy which showed inflammation of his kidneys. His high level of protein continued and he had a 3 week course of steroids which made his face swell and was covered in spots all over his face and upper body. Poor lad he was absolutely covered I would never recommend this treatment for anyone.
His levels of protein have been up and down over the past year but he seemed to be getting better. He came off Lisinopril after about 6 months and is currently having 4 month urine checks which still shows protein and blood.
About 8 weeks ago he started with joint pain which has got progressively worse. He got admitted to hospital for blood tests, X-rays and ultra sound all of which have come back normal. The consultants have ruled out it being HSP related but after reading posts I'm not convinced. They seem to think it maybe to do with a growth spurt?
He's been on crutches for 7 weeks with severe knee pain, foot pain which sometimes spreads up his leg. Although pain in both legs it's worse in his right leg. He's been given excercises by physio which is doing nothing and his pain is getting worse. He's now started with an awful psoriasis type rash on his neck which is also getting worse. The GP said it is a fungal infection but the cream he has prescribed has made it worse!
With no diagnosis we are getting so frustrated and he's having an MRI on 21st Dec but not expecting to find anything. As bloods all normal everyone is at a loss and it's almost as people think he's making it up.
Can anyone else out there relate to this story and can anyone offer any advice as it appears that the professionals have no answers .