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henoch schonlein purpura vasulitis 3

how do you contract the disease and is it contagious? What precaution does one need to avoid getting hsp?
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Ruby:

No one knows what triggers Henoch-Schonlein purpura.  It's not contagious.  No precautions are useful.  It's rare, though: why are you concerned about preventing such a rare disease?  If you're worried about inheriting it, it isn't hereditary either.

Best.

Dr. Rockoff
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My son was diagnosed with this when he was about 3-4 years old.  The Dr. said it was an allergic reaction to the strep virus.  He's 10 now and has never had it again.
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