Possibly first described by Heberden in 1801 in his book On Cutaneous Diseases, this disease is named after the two German physicians, Johan Schönlein and his student Eduard Henoch, who further characterized it by associating the purpura with joint pain and the gastrointestinal and renal involvment.

HSP occurs rarely, having an incidence of about 1 in 7,000 in the U.S., with males affected more often than females and most occurring during school age.

Eponymous syndromes metanode