What is the role of calcineurin inhibitors in the treatment of lupus nephritis?

Updated: Mar 04, 2019
  • Author: Lawrence H Brent, MD; Chief Editor: Vecihi Batuman, MD, FASN  more...
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Calcineurin inhibitors, especially tacrolimus, have demonstrated benefit in lupus nephritis. However, most studies have been limited to Asian patients, and further research is required on long-term benefits and disadvantages. [45, 46, 47]


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