Henoch-Shonline Purpura

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Henoch-Shonline Purpura

Henoch-Shonline Purpura (HSP) is a disorder that causes the small blood vessels in your skin, joints, intestines, and kidneys to become inflamed and bleed.  The most striking feature of this form of vasculitis is a purplish rash, typically on the lower legs and buttocks.

Mason, age 6, was hospitalized after his mother noticed him getting blisters all over the back of his legs, his shins and buttocks.  When the attending pediatrician told her that he had Henoch-Shonline Purpura and that it was affecting his kidney function she was worried what might happen to his health long term.  Because of the kidney involvement his doctor started him on steroids.  Not wanting her son to be on the steroids long term his mother brought him in for treatment.

Along with diminished kidney function his mom also noticed that his energy was low and that although he was prone to temper tantrums, he was unusually irritable.

As with any chronic illness I try to determine the underlying cause as an illness like HSP does not come on out of the blue.   Mason’s mom suspected his vaccinations could be a cause.  Immediately, following his sixth month vaccination he had a seizure.  And with each subsequent group of vaccinations he began to experience more and more infections.

At the end of Mason’s evaluation I placed him on homeopathic Phosphorus LM 1 and also started him on low dose naltrexone.

When I asked how Mason was doing on his 3-week follow-up appoint his mom reported, “Fantastic.”  She continued, “He’s not had any problems – no rash flares and his skin is completely healed.  The fatigue is gone, and his behavior has returned to normal.  The first night I gave him the Phosphorus his snoring stopped.  This is the first time for this to ever happen.”

Within a month his kidney function returned to normal and to this day, a year later, he continues to do well and no longer needs homeopathic treatment.

Terry Pfau DO, HMD

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