The natural course of the disease in children is to settle and
not return.There is no specific treatment. Most cases go away on
their own without treatment. If symptoms persist, corticosteroids,
such as prednisone, may be required. Steroids dampen down the
response of the immune system and will improve symptoms. If acute
intussusception occurs then surgery may be necessary to correct
this. Rarely other treatments are required if the disease is severe
or if attacks of disease keep recurring. This is more common in
adolescents and adults.
Whilst kidney involvement is common, occurring in up to 60 per
cent of sufferers, serious kidney damage is very uncommon.
Haematuria may persist for months if regular urine testing is
performed. If kidney involvement is severe or if it persists, a
kidney biopsy may be performed.
Recurrent HSP may recur in association with subsequent
infections. However, the chance of a full recovery is