When is statin therapy indicated in the treatment of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) nephritis?

Updated: Aug 04, 2021
  • Author: Christie M Bartels, MD, MS; Chief Editor: Herbert S Diamond, MD  more...
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Statin therapy is recommended in patients with low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) levels greater than 100 mg/dL because both renal dysfunction alone and SLE alone are independent risk factors for accelerated atherosclerosis. [102]


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