Factors that may increase the risk of developing Henoch-Schonlein purpura include:
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- Age. The disease affects primarily children and young adults with the majority of cases occurring in children between 2 and 6 years of age.
- Sex. Henoch-Schonlein purpura is slightly more common in boys than girls.
- Race. White and Asian children are more likely to develop Henoch-Schonlein purpura than black children are.
- Time of year. Henoch-Schonlein purpura strikes mainly in autumn, winter and spring but rarely in summer.
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