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How to Get rid of Steroid-Dependence for MCD Patients

How to Get rid of Steroid-Dependence for MCD PatientsMinimal Change Disease (MCD) patients are easily dependent on steroids. Once they taper the medicines, the disease recurs. What to do? Little Xing is such a case. Go on reading to learn more his story.

Little Xing is 9 years old, but he has 5 years of medical history. In the past 5 years, he was taken to many hospitals of big cities, such as Beijing, Nangjing, Guangdong, Chongqing and so on, but treatment effect was not very good. Every time after a period of treatment, swelling disappeared, but urine protein always recurred. At last, his mother took him to Shijiazhuang Kidney Disease Hospital. 
How to Get rid of Steroid-Dependence for MCD Patients

When he came to our hospital, he did color Doppler ultrasound, which showed pleural effusion and peritoneal effusion. He also did 24h urine test, which showed 5.3g.

How to Get rid of Steroid-Dependence for MCD Patients

Renal biopsy was done before and he was diagnosed with MCD. In the past 5 years, he was treated with steroids. MCD is sensitive to steroids, with which urine protein turned to negative easily, but patients are susceptible to dependence. Once they taper steroids or stop them, the disease recurs. The reason why Xing got this disease was that his immune system was very weak. Therefore, Dr.Fang decided to use the combination of western medicine and Chinese medicine to treat his disease.
How to Get rid of Steroid-Dependence for MCD Patients

Because Xing has used large dose steroids for 5 years, so he depends on steroids severely, hence we could not reduce or even stop the steroids, otherwise relapse occurred easily. Instead oral Chinese medicine, medicated foot bath and hot compress therapy were applied to eliminate waste products from body and restore renal intrinsic cells’ function. Acupuncture and Moxibustion were applied to improve blood circulation, strengthen resistance to disease and regulate endocrine disorder to effectively boost Xing’s immunity.
How to Get rid of Steroid-Dependence for MCD Patients

After 12 days’ treatment, his weight reduced 7kg, 24h urine protein reduced to 0.07g and swelling disappeared. The next treatment plan is to use our characteristic treatment to improve his immunity further and help him reduce steroids. Do you think he can get rid of steroids? Let’s look forward to it.
How to Get rid of Steroid-Dependence for MCD Patients

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