Which age groups have the highest prevalence of vasculitis?

Updated: Dec 10, 2018
  • Author: Nadia Jennifer Chiara Luca, MD; Chief Editor: Lawrence K Jung, MD  more...
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Henoch-Schönlein purpura has a peak age of onset at 3-10 years; 75% of patients are younger than 10 years.

Kawasaki disease has a mean age of onset 4.3 years; 80% of patients are younger than 5 years. [17]

Polyarteritis nodosa has a peak age of onset at 9-11 years.

Takayasu arteritis most commonly presents in the second and third decades of life; 20% are younger than 20 years.


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