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Seasonal distribution of Henoch-Schönlein purpura.
  1. S R Atkinson,
  2. D J Barker

    Abstract

    A review of 76 Southampton children with Henoch-Schönlein purpura has confirmed that there is no evidence of a streptococcal aetiology in the majority of cases of this disease. Among these patients the frequency of preceding respiratory infection of all kinds was only 7 percent greater than that in controls. Data on month of admission in four areas of England and Scotland show that the incidence of the disease is lowest in the June-August period. Contrary to previous findings there is no marked peak of incidence in any single month.

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