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How is Henoch-Schonlein purpura diagnosed?
Henoch-Schonlein purpura is diagnosed based on criteria established by the American College of Rheumatology.
These criteria include:
In addition, ultrasound may be used to examine your child’s gastrointestinal tract for presence of the disease.
If severe kidney lesions are suspected, your child’s doctor may perform a biopsy of your child’s kidney to see how serious the situation is.
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