Clinical manifestations of lupus nephritis

Mary Anne Dooley

in Lupus Nephritis

Second edition

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

Published in print November 2010 | ISBN: 9780199568055
Published online November 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191753374 | DOI:

Series: Oxford Clinical Nephrology Series

Clinical manifestations of lupus nephritis

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Thus, systemic lupus with nephritis presents with features falling within the usual spectrum of renal syndromes, almost always with added features of a systemic disease. Today, with treatment graded to the severity of the disease (see Chapter 7), the prognostic value of the different clinical presentations has been all but eliminated, but this is another way of saying that the presence of, for example, a full nephrotic syndrome, renal dysfunction, and hypertension are indications for aggressive treatment. Nevertheless, each of these renal symptoms and signs needs to be dissected carefully, particularly in relation to histology (Chapter 8) if the most effective treatment, individualized for the particular patient under consideration, is to be achieved.

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Subjects: Nephrology

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