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Henoch-Schonlein Purpura Nephritis Complications

Hemoch-Schonlein purpura may affect many organs and system of human body. When it affects the kidney and causes kidney damage, we call it henoch-schonlein purpura nephritis in clinic. Read on and find the complications of purpura nephritis.


Reddish-purple spots, which look like bruises, are the most distinctive and universal sign and complication of Henoch-Schonlein purpura nephritis. It tends to appear in legs, ankles, knee, hips, arms etc.

Gastrointestinal Disorder

More than half of sufferers will develop gastrointestinal disorder in which you may feel vomiting, bloody stools, abdominal pain etc. Gastrointestinal disorder usually follows the rash skin.

High Blood Pressure

High blood pressure is another complication of Purpura Nephritis. Kidneys are not only the important organ to filter the blood and remove the toxins in the body, they are also significant to balance the blood pressure. When kidneys are affected by Henoch-Schonlein Purpura, kidneys cannot function well enough to regulate the blood pressure. This is a reason why purpura nephritis also develops hypertension.

Kidney Failure

Henoch-Schonlein Purpura Nephritis is a common immune-related kidney disease in which the immune complexes deposit in the kidney tissues. If the deposition cannot be removed timely, it will cause continuous inflammation on the kidneys and cause kidney damages.

In some cases, Henoch-Schonlein Purpura Nephritis patints get the remission while other fail to control the progression of Kidney Disease and the disease develops into Kidney Failure eventually.

End Stage Kidney Disease

Similar with the complication of Kidney Failure, end stage kidney disease (ESRD) is another severe complication due to the failed control and treatment. It is the most advanced stage of Henoch-Schonlein Purpura Nephritis. At this stage, you are suggested to take Dialysis or Kidney Transplant to sustain your life.

These are the common complications of Henoch-Schonlein Purpura Nephritis, but not all of the complications. If you have other discomforts, you can leave a message below and we are glad to give you a guideline via email.

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