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How Plasma Exchange Help to Treat Lupus Nephritis

2012-12-01 09:57

The incidence of Lupus Nephritis rises quickly in recent years. It is usually cause by Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE) and shows different pathology in patients’ two kidneys. Plasma exchange plays an important role in treating Lupus Nephritis. How can it help to treat Lupus Nephritis? If we want to find the answer, we must first know the root cause of this disease.

How does Lupus Nephritis happen?

Lupus Nephritis is a kind of kidney diseases which are caused by immune complexes. In the above, we have said that Lupus Nephritis is usually caused by SLE. SLE can make some kinds of antibodies and their corresponding antigen combine into immune complexes. Once these complexes are built up in the kidney, Lupus Nephritis will happen. According to this cause, plasma exchange can help to treat this disease.

How does plasma exchange help to treat Lupus Nephritis?

The immune complex exists in blood plasma. If we want to remove these complexes, the best way is to use fresh blood plasma to exchange the original blood plasma. Plasma exchange is just such a kind of technology. It can separate a part of patients’ blood and replenish the same amount of displacement liquid. After clearing pathogenic antibody, immune complexes and inflammatory, the condition of Lupus Nephritis patients’ condition can be controlled. But some patients can’t accept large doses of steroids and immunosuppressant treatment and their disease will reappear again and again, because of some symptoms such as hypoalbuminemia, infection edema and cardiac dysfunction.

How can plasma exchange treat Lupus Nephritis more effectively?

The clearance of plasma exchange and the repair of Micro-Chinese Medicine Osmotherapy can make the treatment for Lupus Nephritis more perfect. Micro-Chinese Medicine which uses some herbal medicine can help these patients avoid steroids and immunosuppressant and repair their kidney function. Once patients’ kidney function is recovered, their condition will be stable for a long time.

How can plasma exchange help to treat Lupus Nephritis? Here, we have found the answer. At present, plasma exchange is a relatively good treatment for Lupus Nephritis patients, and with the help of Micro-Chinese Medicine Osmotherapy, it can be a more ideal treatment.

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