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Treatment of Henoch-Schonlein Purpura with Nephritis in Children

Treatment of Henoch-Schonlein Purpura with Nephritis in ChildrenHenoch-Schonlein Purpura Nephritis is resulted from HSP that can occur at any age. If your child is diagnosed with this kidney disorder, don’t worry. This is because the prognosis of children with HSPN is better than adults. To gain a good prognosis, the key is to choose effective treatments for children with HSPN.

The treatment should depend on the causes

Firstly, we should know henoch schonlein purpura occurs when infections or foods cause capillaries’ allergic reactions, and this disease is characterized by the significant increase of the permeability of blood vascular walls but normal blood platelet. Gastrointestinal tract, joints and kidneys are three regions that are easily attacked by HSP. When kidneys are involved, we call it Henoch-Schonlein Purpura Nephritis.

Treatment for HSP with Nephritis in children

Oral medicines: In clinic, several medicines are usually prescribed to manage HSPN. For example, ACEI and ARBs can help lower high blood pressure and ease proteinuria, and steroids along with immunosuppressants or cytotoxic drugs are taken to inhibit inflammatory reactions within kidneys and alleviate kidney patients’ swelling and proteinuria.

Plasma Exchange: If patients present acute nephritis or kidney biopsy shows the formation of large crescents, it means they are at a high risk of end stage kidney failure. This case should adopt effective treatment actively. Plasma exchange or it combined with steroids and cytotoxic drugs can help reduce kidney damage and slow down the speed of HSPN developing into kidney failure.

Immunotherapy: It consists of scientific diagnosis, immune blockage, immune tolerance, immune clearance, immune protection and immune adjustment. These six steps can help control nephritis which is characterized by deposits of immune complexes efficiently.

Correct treatment option can give children with HSPN a good prognosis, but different patients should choose correct treatment depending on their illness condition. To learn which one is suitable for your children, you should send his/her latest test report to Therefore, you can get personal advices within 24 hours.

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