Considerable concern has been expressed on the importance of identifying an improved therapeutic protocol for use in the treatment of childhood Henoch-Schonlein purpura nephritis, primarily due to the unpredictable success shown to date in improving long-term renal outcome. This review focuses on published reports describing the outcomes of therapeutic approaches currently being used in the treatment of pediatric Henoch-Schonlein purpura nephritis, with the aim of providing information that will facilitate a treatment-based approach in children presenting with varying degrees of kidney disease. The conclusions of the authors of this review are that currently prescribed treatments of children affected by Henoch-Schonlein purpura nephritis are not adequately guided by evidence obtained in properly designed, randomized, placebo-controlled trials with outcome markers related to the progression to end stage renal disease (level I evidence). Moreover, firm evidence supporting the best practice to be applied with the aim of delaying the progression of kidney disease is still lacking.

Treatment-based literature of Henoch-Schonlein purpura nephritis in childhood

FANOS, VASSILIOS
2009-01-01

Abstract

Considerable concern has been expressed on the importance of identifying an improved therapeutic protocol for use in the treatment of childhood Henoch-Schonlein purpura nephritis, primarily due to the unpredictable success shown to date in improving long-term renal outcome. This review focuses on published reports describing the outcomes of therapeutic approaches currently being used in the treatment of pediatric Henoch-Schonlein purpura nephritis, with the aim of providing information that will facilitate a treatment-based approach in children presenting with varying degrees of kidney disease. The conclusions of the authors of this review are that currently prescribed treatments of children affected by Henoch-Schonlein purpura nephritis are not adequately guided by evidence obtained in properly designed, randomized, placebo-controlled trials with outcome markers related to the progression to end stage renal disease (level I evidence). Moreover, firm evidence supporting the best practice to be applied with the aim of delaying the progression of kidney disease is still lacking.
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