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 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 20 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2007
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF NEPHROLOGY
  • Page Numbers: pp.406-409


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.