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Can people with lupus involvement in the kidneys end up on dialysis?

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Dr. Kevin Griffiths
Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
2 doctors agree

In brief: Yes.

Lupus antibodies can attack your kidney and cause them not to function properly.
Once your kidneys have shut down, then you will need dialysis in order to survive. The best thing to do is to keep the lupus symptoms under control and regularly see your doctor.

In brief: Yes.

Lupus antibodies can attack your kidney and cause them not to function properly.
Once your kidneys have shut down, then you will need dialysis in order to survive. The best thing to do is to keep the lupus symptoms under control and regularly see your doctor.
Dr. Kevin Griffiths
Dr. Kevin Griffiths
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Dr. Kevin Griffiths
Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Definitely

Lupus antibodies can attack your kidney and cause them not to function.
Once your kidneys have shut down, then you will need dialysis in order to survive. The best thing to do is to keep the lupus symptoms under control and regularly see your doctors.

In brief: Definitely

Lupus antibodies can attack your kidney and cause them not to function.
Once your kidneys have shut down, then you will need dialysis in order to survive. The best thing to do is to keep the lupus symptoms under control and regularly see your doctors.
Dr. Kevin Griffiths
Dr. Kevin Griffiths
Thank
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