In order to avoid the relapse of purpura nephritis, patients need to take care of preventing upper respiratory infection and remove chronic infection lesions. Look for potential allergens and avoid touching it again.
Hormonotherapy is the most commonly seen treatment for immunological disease like Purpura Nephritis. With hormonotherapy, different kinds of immunosuppressive medicines are applied to block inflammatory response which occurs because IgA immune complexes or other immune complexes deposit in kidneys. Immunosuppressive medicines block iinflammatory response quickly and effectively, helping to prevent further kidney damage. However, immunosuppressive medicines fail to clear away immune complexes. In this case, when patients with purpura nephritis stop taking medicines or just reduce the dosage of immunosuppressive medicines, inflammatory response presents again. For this reason, new kidney damage occurs and purpura nephritis progresses.
Plasma exchange is helpful in alleviating kidney damage and slowing down the progression of purpura nephritis, and this is because plasma exchange can clear away harmful substances like immune complexes from the body. However, simple plasma exchange treatment is far from enough for Purpura Nephritis patients living a future life without dialysis or kidney transplant.
Immunotherapy is a new treatment which is a combination of western medicines, plasma exchange and Chinese Herbal Treatment. It has six steps in the course of treating Purpura Nephritis, including immunodiagnosis, clearance of immune complexes, blocking of immoderate inflammatory reaction, immune tolerance, adjustment of immune system and protection of immune system.
With immunotherapy, kidney function can be improved and damaged but not necrotic cells can be activated. As long as kidney function is improved, Purpura Nephritis symptoms can be relieved and patients will feel better.