Henoch-Schonlein Purpura Nephritis: Symptoms, Cause and Treatment
Henoch-Schonlein purpura is a systemic immunological vascular disease. It can affect multiple organs and tissues like skin, joint and so on. If it involves kidneys, it will cause kidney damage, which is termed as Henoch-Schonlein Purpura Nephritis.
Henoch-Schonlein Purpura Nephritis Cause
Henoch-Schonlein Purpura Nephritis is autoimmune disease. In normal case, the immune system can protect the body from the foreign pathological substances invading into body. Therefore, the body can keep in a healthy and normal state. However, in some cases, the immunity system is activated improperly. As a result, the complexes of immunoglobulin A (IgA) and complement component 3 (C3) are deposited on arteries, capillaries and venules. Afterwards, these immune complexes will be carried to glomerular mesangial are by blood circulation. As the kidneys have specific blinding epitopes, the immune complexes will deposit in glomeruli mesangial cells. The body mounts an inflammatory response to remove the immune complexes. Ultimately, the inflammation can cause damage to and impair the function of the glomeruli, leading to Henoch-Schonlein Purpura Nephritis.
Henoch-Schonlein Purpura Nephritis symptoms
* Upper respiratory tract infection
* Hemorrhagic measles mainly on lower limbs and buttocks
* Abdominal pain
* Joint pain, especially in knee-joint and ankle joint
* Mild proteinuria
* High blood pressure
Henoch-Schonlein Purpura Nephritis treatment
The conventional therapies of Henoch-Schonlein Purpura Nephritis mainly include immunosuppressive therapy and hormonetherapy. The persons can get an obvious improvement after a period of treatment. However, these two therapies only focus on the symptoms of the disease. Therefore, it can stop the disease progression from its underlying causes. Once, the dosage of the hormone is reduced, it is very likely to relapse.
Hospital introduces the latest immunotherapy into the field of Kidney Disease treatment. Immunotherapy is a breakthrough in filed of Kidney Disease treatment. It aims to eliminating symptoms of Kidney Disease from its root causes. The immunotherapy in the treatment of Henoch-Schonlein is as flows:
* Immunosuppressants with little or no side-effects
* Micro-Chinese Medicine Osmotherapy
* Immune clearance techniques
* Biological and natural therapies free of side effects
* Avoid recurrence of the disease
* Significantly improve the therapeutic effect of Henoch-Schonlein Purpura Nephritis