My 8 y/o son was diagnosed about a month ago with Henoch-Schonlein Prupura after we noticed a horrible red rash all over his legs and buttocks, his elbow became swollwn and he had missed a day from school because he was nauseated and vomitted. We are very worried because of the chance of kidney disease that can occur. He has taken prednisone to help with the abd. pain, arthritis and rash. It is amazing how well it works, but then the symptoms quickly reoccur once the regimen is completed. (Has taken Prednisone twice.) We thought it had run it's course because the symptoms seemed to have subsided, but then the red spots showed back up, he is having abdominal discomfort again and a headache. Could this be a reoccurrence already or do you think it still has not run it's course? We feel like we are on a roller coaster and are so worried about him. We would appreciate any input. Also, is there a particular type of doctor that would specialize in this area?
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