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Exp Ther Med. 2013 May;5(5):1385-1388. Epub 2013 Mar 20.

A case of anaphylactoid purpura nephritis accompanied by pulmonary hemorrhage and review of the literature.

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  • 1Department of Pediatrics, The First Affiliated Hospital, Henan University of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), Zhengzhou, Henan 450000, P.R. China.

Abstract

Cases of Henoch-Schönlein purpura and purpura nephritis accompanied by pulmonary hemorrhage are rare. Mild cases are easily ignored due to a lack of evident bleeding, and severe cases may be fatal. We have only treated one patient with Henoch-Schönlein nephritis (HSPN), a female child. The clinical manifestations were not evident, however, the imaging manifestations were clear. Finally, the patient was definitively diagnosed with HSPN accompanied by pulmonary hemorrhage. Following treatment with antiinflammatory and steroidal agents, tripterygium glycosides and traditional Chinese medicine, the patient recovered. In the present study, we report the diagnosis and treatment of this disease, with a review of the literature.

KEYWORDS:

adrenal cortex hormone; anaphylactoid purpura nephritis; case report; pulmonary hemorrhage; tripterygium glycosides

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