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How to Get Remission from Lupus Nephritis

2017-02-11 03:48

How to Get Remission from Lupus NephritisIn recent years, the morbidity of Lupus Nephritis becomes higher and higher. How to get remission from Lupus Nephritis? Hope this article can help you.

Besides kidneys, lupus may cause damage to other systems of body, including skin, mucosa, bones, muscles, respiratory system, nerve system, blood system, digestive system, heart, etc. During the treatment course of Lupus Nephritis, those problems should be treated as well. Among all the problems associated with Lupus, kidney damage is the most severe. And it is also the main cause of death for the patients. Some report showed that the death rate of children patients is as high as 18.9%-25.4%. Therefore, importance should be attached to the treatment.

Tests of Lupus Nephritis

1. ANA is the characteristic antibody of Lupus. Its positive rate is as high as 98%. And tests of anti-ds DNA antibody, high titer anti-ds DNA antibody and anti-Sm antibody are also important for Lupus Nephritis diagnosis.

2. C3/C4 tests and other self-antibody tests.

Treatment principles of Lupus Nephritis

Lupus Nephritis is mainly associated with the deposited immune complexes, immune cells, cytokines and other immune disorders. Therefore, steroids and immunosuppressants are essential during the treatment.

In general, slight mesangial pathotype Lupus and mesangial proliferative lupus needs middle or small dosage of steroid treatment. When simple steroid treatment is not that effective, immunosuppressants are applied.

Severe focal lupus, diffuse lupus and membranous lupus need large dosage of immunosuppressants for treatment. When it is under control, you can reduce its dosage to maintain the effect.

How to reduce the side effects of steroids and immunosuppressants?

So far the effective treatment for Lupus Nephritis is to use Immunosuppressants and Plasma Exchange, but it is suspicious for patients to have new damage, for example, femoral head necrosis.

Because of the common inflammation in body, the application of immunosuppressants are necessary, but Chinese medicine can be used to relieve the side effects.

Because inflammation is immune reaction caused by immune complexes deposition, so the key is to clear those immune complexes. Plasma exchange can help you a lot in this aspects, but for those immune complexes in the kidneys, its effect is not that obvious. In our hospital, we use Toxin-Removing Treatment. It can decompose the deposited immune complexes and remove them out of body with urine. About one week’s treatment, you can see those immune complexes in urine, which makes it cloudy. After about one month’s treatment, your condition will get great improvement.

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