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LUPUS NEPHRITIS

1. SLE can produce almost any type of glomerular disease (nephritic or nephrotic).

2. Glomerular disease in SLE is divided into 6 patterns of glomerular injury.

3. Class III/IV lupus nephritis typically presents with decreased renal function (can be chronic, subacute, or acute) and nephritic syndrome (active sediment, low­ grade proteinuria).

4. All lupus patients with an active urine sediment, regardless of GFR, are candidates for renal biopsy.

5. Lupus nephritis should be treated aggressively with either mycophenolate mofetil or cyclophosphamide, in conjunction with steroids.


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REFERENCES

1. Wilkinson, I. (2017). Oxford handbook of clinical medicine. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
2. Hannaman, R. A., Bullock, L., Hatchell, C. A., & Yoffe, M. (2016). Internal medicine review core curriculum, 2017-2018. CO Springs, CO: MedStudy.
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Ⓒ A. Manickam 2018

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