What is the presentation of active lupus nephritis?

Updated: Feb 08, 2021
  • Author: Lawrence H Brent, MD; Chief Editor: Vecihi Batuman, MD, FASN  more...
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Active nephritis

Nephritic symptoms related to hypertension and poor renal function (typical of diffuse lupus nephritis):

  • Peripheral edema
  • Headache and dizziness
  • Nausea and vomiting

Nephrotic symptoms related to proteinuria (ypical of membranous lupus nephritis):

  • Peripheral or periorbital edema
  • Coagulopathy

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