What are diagnostic considerations for lupus nephritis?

Updated: Mar 04, 2019
  • Author: Lawrence H Brent, MD; Chief Editor: Vecihi Batuman, MD, FASN  more...
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Lupus nephritis usually arises within 5 years of diagnosis of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE); however, renal failure rarely occurs before American College of Rheumatology criteria for classification are met.


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