An epidemiological study of Henoch-Schönlein purpura.

  title={An epidemiological study of Henoch-Sch{\"o}nlein purpura.},
  author={Kay I. Penny and Michael Fleming and Denise Kazmierczak and Angela Thomas},
  journal={Paediatric nursing},
  volume={22 10},
AIM To describe the incidence of hospital admission among children in the Scottish population for Henoch-Schönlein purpura (HSP). METHOD The annual, quarterly and monthly incidences of HSP were derived from routinely collected data for Scotland from 1995 to 2007. RESULTS Annual incidences of childhood cases of HSP in Scotland ranged from 20.3 to 26.7 per 100,000 of the child population over 1995-2007. Quarterly rates were highest in winter and lowest in summer. Monthly rates were highest in… CONTINUE READING

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