purpura nephritis basics

Purpura Nephritis is a kidney conditions caused by Henoch-Schönlein Purpura Nephritis. Purpura is a systemic vasculitic disorder which not only affects kidneys, but also other parts, such as skin, joints, gastrointestinal tract and other organs.

Purpura Nephritis Cause

Purpura Nephritis is generally considered to be an immune complex-mediated disease characterized by the presence of polymeric IgA. Simply speaking, patients with Purpura have a poor or abnormal immune system. And when virus or bacteria attack the body, the immune system releases extra or failed antibodies which combine with the harmful substances in the blood. The new combined mass is called immune complexes which flow with the blood and lodges on the kidneys, causing kidney inflammation. Thereby, abnormal immune system and kidney damages are two parts that the treatment should deal with.

Purpura Nephritis Risk Factors

The following risk factors increase the Purpura nephritis incidences:

- Your Race. White and Asian children are more often to develop Purpura nephritis than black children are.

- Your Gender. Boys are more likely to develop the disease then girls.

- Your Age. The disease is more common in children and young adults, with the majority of cases happening in young children between 4 and 6 years of age.

- Infection. Infection or some bacterial or viral illness increases the Purpura Nephritis Incidence.

- Season. Purpura Nephritis happens rarely in summer and mainly in other 3 seasons.

Test and Diagnosis

Test is ordered, when your doctor suspect that you are suffering from Purpura nephritis. To make a final diagnosis and find a right treatment plan, the following tests may be used:

- blood tests

- urine tests

- Antigen Tests

- Ig tests

- Blood Urine Location Tests

- Complement Tests

- Lymphocyte Subpopulation Tests

- Toxins in Blood Tests

If you are diagnosed with Purpura Nephritis or are suspected with Purpura nephritis, talk with your doctor immediately.

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purpura nephritis symptoms

Purpura Nephritis symptoms vary from person to person and in some patients, they may live the disease for a long time without realization. The following are some common symptoms of Purpura nephritis for your reference.

High blood pressure.

About 20~40% of Purpura nephritis patients develops high blood pressure.


Stomachache usually happens in patients with lupus nephritis and patients may also feel nausea and vomiting, when this symptom occurs.

Joint pain.

Pain in joint, knee, hands and feet may happen in Purpura Nephritis patients.


Reddish-purple spots, which look like bruises, are the most distinctive and universal sign of Purpura. It may appear in face, legs, feet, arms and trunk.


Swollen joints in knees and ankles are common to see in patients with Purpura Nephritis.

If you have two or more the symptoms above, you are suggested to have tests as soon as possible.

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Many treatments for Purpura Nephritis are available. The control of Purpura nephritis should achieve the following goals:

purpura nephritis treatment

- alleviating symptoms

- rebuilding immune system

- improving kidney function

Here is the common treatment of Purpura Nephritis currently.

Steroid Therapy

Steroid therapy is used to deal with both acute and chronic diseases, which is generally prescribed to suppress inflammation. Steroid therapy mainly is used to treat the symptoms of lupus nephritis, such as fatigue, weight loss, nausea, edema, vomiting, proteinuria and blood in urine etc.

Traditional Chinese Medicine

Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) was established more than 2500 years ago. This therapy is characterized with natural pattern and low side effects. TCM helps deal with the symptoms of Purpura nephritis and improve kidney functions.

TCM has various forms and you may know them as Chinese herbal medicine, acupuncture, massage, Micro-Chinese Medicine Osmotherapy, medicated bath and cupping etc.


Immunotherapy currently is suggested by many doctors for its systemic effects, which uses special tests to evaluate the medical conditions and uses low side effects steroids to control kidney inflammation; Besides, some blood purification techniques may also be used to cleanse the Purpura or other toxins, immune complexes in the blood. And TCM is also involved to repair the damaged tissues and improve kidney functions.


Dialysis is used when the kidneys cannot remove all the toxins in the blood. Toxins build-up causes serious complications, such as high blood pressure, heart failure and liver disease etc.

Dialysis helps remove a few waste products in the blood, such as BUN, serum creatinine, and urea etc. In fact, besides these harmful substances, there are a large amount of toxins that the dialysis cannot deal with. And other therapies, such hemodperfusion, hemofiltration, immune adsorbption and CRRT are necessary.

Kidney Transplant

The surgical procedure is ordered to place a functioning kidney from a donor into a person whose kidneys no longer function properly. If compatible living donor isn't available, you have to register on the waiting list which may keep you waiting for years.

Besides treatment, lifestyle changes benefit Purpura Nephritis recovery a lot.

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Healthy Living

purpura nephritis health care

Purpura Nephritis is the inflammation of the blood vessels that leads to bleeding in the capillaries of the kidneys. If you happen to be a person with this disease, you may suffer from blood in urine, protein in urine, high blood pressure, aching joints, nausea, vomiting etc. Healthcare for Purpura Nephritis may help alleviate your symptoms.


There is no specific diet is available for Purpura Nephritis patients, however the bland diet is suggested for it can alleviate the gastrointestinal symptoms. Spicy and salty food should be avoided in the bland diet list. Fruits, vegetables, rice, toast and applesauce are good choices.

One of the Purpura Nephritis symptoms is gastrointestinal problem which make many patients hardly absorb enough nutrition. Make healthy choices of easily tolerated foods to get the most nutrition from the foods that you eat. In addition to foods on the BRAT diet, boiled eggs, soups and noodles are good choices.

As for the water consumption, it may vary from condition to condition. It is significant to keep hydrated when you are diagnosed with Purpura Nephritis. The condition normally clears up on its own over a period of weeks, but during that time, you are suggested to drink enough water, sports drinks or herbal tea to remain hydrated.

In addition, some drinks should be avoided, such as cola, milk, coffee. All of them are bad for your condition.

Mood Management

Many Purpura nephritis patients realize that the frequent mood swings. Some natural way helps to mange your mood well.

Talk with others

When something makes your mood swings, the suggested way is to speak them out, especially if it is a recurring problem. It is a good idea to talk about your problems with other patients or with your doctors, they are easier to understand your situations than others. .


Exercise is a good way to beat back anxiety and depression. For Purpura nephritis, walking is an easy and good choice. In addition, if you keep walking for long time, you will find its benefit in alleviating your symptoms.

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