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What Are Complications of Henoch-Schoenlein Purpura Nephritis

2012-11-29 09:04

Henoch-Schoenlein Purpura Nephritis (HSPN), characterized by blood vessel destruction, is one of most common vasculitis. It usually affects children but also is seen in adults. Clinical complications include the skin purpura, stomachache, bloody stools, renal involvement, etc. According to different positions that these complications appear, they can be divided into two kinds: renal external complications and renal complications. Then, this article is written to introduce them in detail.

Renal external complications

1. Skin Purpura: the skin purpura, which usually distributes in lower limbs and buttocks or the whole body, may reappear again and again during the process of Henoch-Schoenlein Purpura Nephritis. Some children with HSPN also have edema in local skin.

2. Complications in gastrointestinal tract: patients with Henoch-Schoenlein Purpura Nephritis are more likely to have acute stomachache. Some may also accompany with black or dark red blood shit, while the severe one’s shit will present jam color.

3. Joint complications: this series of complications including joint pain and joint edema can be treated without any sequela.

4. Brain complication: hyperspasmia appears in a part of Henoch-Schoenlein Purpura Nephritis patients. Both of high blood pressure and central nervous system vasculitis can contribute to hyperspasmia.

Renal complications

Renal involvement is the key factor to affect the prognosis of Henoch-Schoenlein Purpura Nephritis, and it is seen in 90% of those patients. Red cells and high blood pressure appear in the slight case, while hematuria, edema, obvious increase of urine bubble, a lot of proteinuria and hypoalbuminemia will also appear in the serious case. To patients with Henoch-Schoenlein Purpura Nephritis, they should pay close attention to their urine color and then you had better get treatment timely once finding your urine color changes and urine bubble.

Now, you have known complications of Henoch-Schoenlein Purpura Nephritis, and then you are able to judge your condition according to them. The earlier you find your disease and get treatment, the sooner you will recover.

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