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What are the Symptoms of Henoch-schonlein Purpuric Nephritis

Time:  2014-02-23 03:45

Henoch-schonlein Purpura is a vasculitic disorder which can involve multiple organs and systems of body. Henoch-schonlein Purpuric Nephritis is a common complication of purpura. People who suffers from this disease usually have a lot of pain and inconvenience because it will effect their figure and cause a bad mood. Let’s talk about the symptoms of Henoch-schonlein Purpuric Nephritis next.


The degree of proteinuria differs from each other. Usually it is manifested as moderate proteinuria. In right condition, filtering units can keep protein in the body. But with the decline of kidney function, lots of protein will leak into urine and cause proteinuria. What worse, some protein will flow through gastrointestinal tract and subcutaneous tissue. Nephrotic syndrome or acute nephritic syndrome may be caused in most cases.

Swelling, or edema

Most Henoch-schonlein Purpuric Nephritis patients have the symptom of swelling. Swelling may be seen at eyelid or legs at first, and spread to the whole body. It is usually caused by the loss of protein and the increased of vascular permeability. Some fluid will infiltrate into subcutaneous tissues under this condition, swelling occurs.

High blood pressure

High blood pressure is one of the symptoms of Henoch-schonlein Purpuric Nephritis. The diseased kidney will cause renal ischemia which can lead to the increase of renin. The increased renin will cause high blood pressure. In general, high blood pressure indicates a poor prognose.


Hematuria may be a obvious symptom of Henoch-schonlein Purpuric Nephritis. This is caused by the occurrence of red blood cells in urine. Some red blood cells will leak into urine with the damaged kidney; some red blood cells will be lost duo to dialysis if you had before; iron and folic acid will be lack due to the strict diet restriction for Henoch-schonlein Purpuric Nephritis patients. Hematuria occurs with these three conditions.

The above are the symptoms of Henoch-schonlein Purpuric Nephritis. If you happen to be the sufferer of this disease and have these symptoms, go to hospital and receive monitoring regularly. Do not delay the illness condition or cause other health problems. Go into action to fight kidney disease now. Any question? Leave us a message below. We are glad to help you.

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