Lupus Study Shows Antibody Levels Can Predict Kidney Condition

Lupus Study Shows Antibody Levels Can Predict Kidney Condition

People who have a lot of antibodies in their blood when they receive a lupus diagnosis are at greater risk of developing the kidney condition lupus nephritis, later on, a South Korean study shows. This finding could help doctors identify patients at risk of having lupus affect their kidneys, giving them a chance to come up with strategies to prevent kidney involvement. The study, “Predicting eventual development of lupus nephritis at the time of diagnosis of systemic lupus erythematosus,” was published in Seminars in Arthritis and Rheumatism. Lupus nephritis, one of the most serious manifestations of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE),...

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