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    How to Diagnose Purpura Nephritis

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    Diagnose, Purpura NephritisAre you still anxious about external skin rash? Have you once suspected numerous clinical features which seem to indicate Purpura Nephritis? Then how to Diagnose it as soon as possible?

    Purpura Nephritis is renal damage which is mainly involved by systemic necrotizing vasculitis that most patients behaves as hematuria, proteinuria as well as skin purpura, joint pain, stomachache and hematochezia.

    As stated above, those who have similar symptoms may wonder whether they have got CKD. The follow-up content will offer you the factors to diagnose Purpura Nephritis of different types.


    Females in child-bearing period are most susceptible to Purpura Nephritis of SLE which is diffuse connective tissue disease that kidneys is commonly involved, which can be diagnosed from HSPN through non-erosive arthritis, a mass of immune complex deposition in glomerulus, serum ANA, anti-ds DNA and positive anti-Sm antibody.

    Systemic vasculitis:

    It is a kind of vascular inflammatory disease with multiple involved tissue and organs, which usually behaves as RPGN and type 3 crescent glomerulonephritis with positive serum ANCA, thus diagnosing Purpura Nephritis.

    Primary IgA Nephropathy:

    Few patients with HSPN shows as renal damage in early period without systemic clinical features like skin rash, which is similar to Purpura Nephritis with primary IgA Nephropathy. However, HSPN has more significant expression of vasculitis.

    Idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura:

    This is Kidney Disease with increased platelet destruction with mediation of autoantibody, which can be diagnosed with declined blood platelet, bleeding tendency of skin and mucosa, shortened life expectancy of blood platelet, compensatory hyperplasia of megakaryocyte and positive antiplatelet antibody.

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