What are the racial predilections of vasculitis?

Updated: Dec 10, 2018
  • Author: Nadia Jennifer Chiara Luca, MD; Chief Editor: Lawrence K Jung, MD  more...
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The vasculitides are seen in patients of all races and ethnicities but some notable patterns of distribution are noted.

Kawasaki disease is most common in children of Japanese and other Asian descent

Henoch-Schönlein purpura is more common in Caucasians

Takayasu arteritis is more common in the Asian population

Behçet disease is more common in Turkey, the Middle East and eastern Asia


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