How does the incidence of Henoch-Schönlein purpura (IgA vasculitis) vary by sex?

Updated: Oct 28, 2020
  • Author: Rajendra Bhimma, MBChB, MD, PhD, DCH (SA), FCP(Paeds)(SA), MMed(Natal); Chief Editor: Craig B Langman, MD  more...
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In children, IgAV has typically been reported to be more common in boys, with a male-to-female ratio ranging from 1.5-2:1, but some studies have found a more equal distribution between the sexes. [14, 15] In adults, the male-to-female ratio is approximately 1:1.


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