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Do You Know Henoch-Schönlein Purpura Nephritis (HSPN) Well

2012-09-18 08:46 Henoch-Schönlein Purpura Nephritis (HSPN) is a kind of kidney damage of Henoch-Schönlein Purpura. It is a common secondary glomerulonephritis. Blood in urine and proteinuria are the common symptoms of Henoch-Schönlein Purpura Nephritis, and some patients may be accompanied by high blood pressure and renal insufficiency. HSPN varies from person to person, some children can be self-healing.
What can cause Henoch-Schönlein Purpura Nephritis?

Infections: The statistics show that 1/3 of cases have the history of upper respiratory tract infection with 1-4 weeks before the onset of disease. The common causative agent include adenovirus, HBV, salmonella, hemolytic streptococcus and so on.
Misuse of drug: Medicine is also a common reason causing Henoch-Schönlein Purpura Nephritis, such as Antibiotics, thiamin, captopril and so on.
Food allergy: It can cause the onset of the disease, such as fish, shrimp, crab and other sea foods.
External factors: Pollen grains, mosquito, vaccination, feathers of animals, paint and so on.
What should Henoch-Schönlein Purpura Nephritis patients pay attention to in daily life?
(1)For patients with Henoch-Schönlein Purpura Nephritis, in order to decrease the energy consumption and enhance the immunity, rest is very important.
(2)Some patients have infections before the onset of disease, especially the upper respiratory tract infections. So patients should pay more attention to prevent infections.
(3)A healthy diet is very important for the prevention and treatment of disease. So patients should avoid allergens and pay more attention to the foods you eat and the drinks.
(4)Cigarette and alcohol can make the blood pressure increases and increase the kidney’ burden. Henoch-Schönlein Purpura Nephritis patients should give cigarette and alcohol up.
If Henoch-Schönlein Purpura Nephritis can not be controlled well, the kidney function will be lost gradually, the illness condition may develop into Renal Failure. When it occurs, dialysis or a kidney transplant will be their choice.

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