Which specialist consultations are beneficial for the treatment of lupus nephritis?

Updated: Feb 08, 2021
  • Author: Lawrence H Brent, MD; Chief Editor: Vecihi Batuman, MD, FASN  more...
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It is frequently advisable to consult a nephrologist for renal biopsy or, if desired, for help in the management of renal disease.

The experience of pathologists in reading lupus nephritis biopsy specimens varies considerably. The most consistent readers of these specimens are usually found in larger academic centers that have substantial populations of patients with SLE.

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