Henoch-Schonlein purpura is primarily a skin condition that may also affect certain other organs in the body. The condition is also known by the names anaphylactoid purpura and purpura rheumatica, and it most frequently occurs in children. The most common symptoms of the condition are minute hemorrhaging on the skin, and pain in the joints and in the abdomen. The condition may also damage the kidneys, causing small amounts of blood and protein to flow into the urine.
Patients with Henoch-Schonlein purpura may benefit from medical marijuana use. For some patients, this can help ease the pain associated with the condition.