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Causes of Henoch-Schonlein purpura

Causes of Henoch-Schonlein purpura

The exact cause of Henoch-Schonlein purpura is not known, although many cases of Henoch-Schonlein purpura follow an upper respiratory tract infection. It is thought that Henoch-Schonlein purpura is caused by specific immune complexes in response to a foreign substance, such as bacteria, vaccinations, drugs, and foods.

Causes of Henoch-Schonlein purpura (Diseases Database):

The follow list shows some of the possible medical causes of Henoch-Schonlein purpura that are listed by the Diseases Database:

Source: Diseases Database

Henoch-Schonlein purpura Causes: Male-Female Gender Ratio

Gender Ratio of Henoch-Schonlein purpura: male predominance...more »

Henoch-Schonlein purpura: Causes and Types

Causes of Broader Categories of Henoch-Schonlein purpura: Review the causal information about the various more general categories of medical conditions:

Henoch-Schonlein purpura as a complication of other conditions:

Other conditions that might have Henoch-Schonlein purpura as a complication may, potentially, be an underlying cause of Henoch-Schonlein purpura. Our database lists the following as having Henoch-Schonlein purpura as a complication of that condition:

Related information on causes of Henoch-Schonlein purpura:

As with all medical conditions, there may be many causal factors. Further relevant information on causes of Henoch-Schonlein purpura may be found in:


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