Encouraging New Research for People with Lupus Nephritis
Lupus nephritis (LN) most often develops within the first five years after the symptoms of lupus start, and usually affects people between 20 and 40 years of age. LN is a major risk factor for overall mortality and morbidity in systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). Researchers analyzed the renal response rates of close to 100 people with LN after induction therapy and found that monitoring and measurement of three key factors resulted in better renal outcomes. The findings are encouraging and may guide future research into renal outcome prediction and renal flare prevention in people with proliferative and membranous LN. Learn about how lupus affects the renal (kidney) system.