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My son had HSP when he was 4-now 9 and still has Arthritis/has anyone else experienced this?
My son seemed to have a really bad case of HSP when he was 4. The only thing I can think happened at that time was he brought home a stray kitten that scratched him really deeply. Within two days of the kitten scratching him, he had the dots throughout his body, swollen feet, headaches and body aches. Each day he would wake up with a different swollen body part on top of his legs and feet. One ear would be swollen, the next day his lips were swollen, the next his private parts, next his eyes were swollen. His hands were always so swollen he could not feed himself. He could not walk at all and cried in pain every time I picked him up to move him. One morning he woke up with his lower back completely swollen and protruding out. I took him to the ER and they said his kidney was swollen. This all lasted about 11 weeks with weekly urine tests for his kidney. His kidney still tests fine- thank goodness.
Although, 5 years later he still complains of his legs and arms hurting. In the winter it is worse. I have to massage his legs and arms in order for him to be able get himself out of bed.
Has anyone else experienced continual Arthritis after HSP?
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