Individualized Homeopathic Therapy in ANCA Negative Rapidly Progressive Necrotizing Crescentic Glomerulonephritis with Severe Renal Insufficiency – A Case Report
Seema Mahesh, Latika Jaggi, Atul Jaggi, Dionysios Tsintzas, and George Vithoulkas
J Med Life. 2019 Jan-Mar; 12(1): 49–55.
Anti-Neutrophil Cytoplasmic Antibody (ANCA)-negative Rapidly Progressive Glomerulonephritis (RPGN) is a severe form of autoimmune renal injury with a bleak prognosis.
A 60-year-old Indian woman was treated with classical homeopathy for ANCA-negative RPGN, and after one year of treatment, serum creatinine and other parameters indicating renal injury dropped steadily despite the withdrawal of immunosuppressive drugs; renal dialysis, which was conducted twice a week initially, was made rarer and stopped after one year.
Classical homeopathy may be considered a potential therapeutic modality in severe pathologies. Controlled studies are required to establish further the extent to which classical homeopathy may relieve patients from procedures such as dialysis that cause considerable physical and economic discomfort.
Keywords: ANCA-negative, Dialysis free, Chronic renal insufficiency, Glomerulonephritis, Homeopathy
Keywords: RPGN: Rapidly Progressing Glomerulonephritis, GFR: Glomerular Filtration Rate, ANCA: Anti-Neutrophil Cytoplasmic Antibody, AAV: ANCA-Associated Vasculitis, BVAS: Birmingham Vasculitis Score, CGN: Crescentic Glomerulonephritis, pANCA: Peripheral ANCA, cANCA: Cytoplasmic ANCA