Zhongguo Zhong Xi Yi Jie He Za Zhi. 1992 Jan; 12(1): 17-9, 4.
[Treatment of IgA nephropathy by integrated traditional and Western medicine]
Renal Institute, Sun Yat-Sen University of Medical Sciences, Guangzhou.
45 cases of IgA nephropathy were confirmed by renal biopsy and were divided into 2 groups, the integrated traditional and western medicine (TCM-WM) therapeutic group and the western medicine (WM) therapeutic group. The WM group was treated by conventional western medicine (persantin, vitamin B co.), and the TCM-WM group was treated by the same western medicine plus differential symptomatic treatment with decoction of Chinese crude herbs. In this paper, most patients (30 cases) were present as deficiency of Yin of the Liver and Kidney type, and were treated by Qiju Dihuang pill plus Erzhi pill. All types in TCM-WM group were also used herbs of promoting blood circulation and remove blood stasis in almost every case. After 6 months of such treatment, the total effective rate of TCM-WM group and the WM group were 86.4% and 13.0% respectively. There was very significant difference (P less than 0.01) between them. The results showed that the curative effect of the TCM-WM group was much superior than WM alone for the treatment of IgA nephropathy.