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How dangerous lupus nephritis?

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Dr. Reginald Gohh
Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
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In brief: Depends on biopsy

There are different grades of lupus nephritis based on the kidney biopsy.
The more benign grades don't necessarily warrant any treatment but will needclose follow-up. The more severe forms (grade 4) require aggressive treatment with drugs to suppress the immune system since they may lead to kidney failure if left unchecked. If present, patients will also be treated for high blood pressure.

In brief: Depends on biopsy

There are different grades of lupus nephritis based on the kidney biopsy.
The more benign grades don't necessarily warrant any treatment but will needclose follow-up. The more severe forms (grade 4) require aggressive treatment with drugs to suppress the immune system since they may lead to kidney failure if left unchecked. If present, patients will also be treated for high blood pressure.
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