Purpura Nephritis is the secondary kidney damage caused by skin purpura. As the kidney damage caused by skin purpura has the latent characteristics, it is often neglected by most of the patients with purpura. Therefore, it is very important for the patients to know more about Purpura Nephritis.
If the patients with skin purpura find red blood cells or protein in urine
routine test, it is very likely for them to get Purpura Nephritis. Generally
speaking, the symptoms of Purpura Nephritis appear one month later after the
onset of skin purpura. However, some patients may find have urine abnormality in
the test. For some patients with skin purpura, the symptoms such as red spot on
skin, joint pain, stomachache and other obvious symptoms disappear for a short
time so they think that they disease recovers totally. In fact, this thought is
totally wrong. That is because the symptoms of skin purpura can disappear by
themselves, but the pathological changes in kidneys may last for a long time.
Moreover, when the patients with skin purpura have infection, it can aggravate
the kidney injury further. Therefore, for the patients with skin purpura, they
should go to do exam at once and also need to do urine test frequently for a
long time in the latter days. The frequency of doing urine test should depend on
the specific disease condition and it will be suggested by doctors.
At present, the pathogenesis of Purpura Nephritis is still unclear. However,
some researches prove that the onset of the disease is closely related to the
1. Bacteria, virus and parasite infections
2. Some food such as shrimp, crab, egg, milk and other foreign proteins.
3. Medicines including antibiotics, antipyretic analgesics
4. Pollen, inset bite, colds and so on.
The above factors can cause some antigens invade into body and combine with
antibody in body to produce immune complex and then accumulate in mesangial
cells thus damaging renal blood capillaries and leading to Purpura
Therefore, the patients with skin purpura should not neglect the renal damage
and receive treatments in time. If you are a skin purpura patient and do not
know whether you have kidney damage, you can provide some information about your
symptoms and test results, we will make a personalized therapeutic plan for