Rare diseases

IgAV childhood patients have long-term risk of infections

A WA study of children presenting to hospital with IgA vasculitis has found that their severe infection rates are raised for decades compared to other children. The infection rate – including sepsis, pneumonia, throat and skin infections – was 2.51/1,000 months for children with vasculitis compared to 1.13/1,000 for other children during 20 years of ...

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