Effect of early corticosteroid therapy on development of Henoch-Schonlein nephritis


Bayrakci U. S. , Topaloglu R., Soylemezoglu O., Kalyoncu M., Ozen S., Besbas N., ...More

JOURNAL OF NEPHROLOGY, vol.20, no.4, pp.406-409, 2007 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 20 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2007
  • Journal Name: JOURNAL OF NEPHROLOGY
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.406-409
  • Keywords: children, corticosteroid, HSP, HSP nephritis, treatment, EARLY PREDNISONE TREATMENT, LONG-TERM PROGNOSIS, ANAPHYLACTOID PURPURA, RENAL INVOLVEMENT, CHILDREN, NEPHROPATHY, FEATURES, ADULTS
  • Gazi University Affiliated: No

Abstract

Background: Henoch-Schonlein purpura (HSP) is a systemic, small vessel vasculitis, which is very common among pediatric population. Findings of previous reports addressing the preventive effect of corticosteroid treatment in HSP nephritis have been inconsistent. The aim of this study was to determine whether corticosteroid therapy was effective in preventing Henoch-Schonlein nephritis.