Overview

Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE, or, more commonly lupus) is a condition in which your immune system begins attacking different areas of your body. Lupus nephritis is one of the most serious complications of lupus. It occurs when SLE causes yo[read article]

Tests for Lupus Nephritis

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A urinalysis is a laboratory test done to detect problems with your body that can appear in your urine. Many illnesses and disorders affect how your body removes wa...  More
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A physical examination is a routine test your doctor performs to check your overall health. It is also known as a wellness check. A physical examination helps your ...  More
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Antibodies are proteins made by your immune system. They help your body recognize and fight infections. Normally antibodies target foreign materials, like bacteria ...  More
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A renal biopsy is a procedure used to extract kidney tissue for laboratory analysis. The word renal describes the kidneys. A renal biopsy is also called a kidney bi...  More
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A creatinine blood test measures the level of creatinine in the blood. Creatinine is a waste product that forms when creatine breaks down. Creatine is a substance f...  More
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In some cases, your doctor may decide that he or she needs a sample of your tissue or your cells to help diagnose an illness or identify a cancer. This removal of t...  More
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C-reactive protein (CRP) is a substance produced by the liver in response to inflammation. C-reactive protein is also called high-sensitivity C-reactive protein, wh...  More
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A creatinine blood test measures the level of creatinine in the blood. Creatinine is a waste product that forms when creatine breaks down. Creatine is a substance f...  More
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Medical Procedures for Lupus Nephritis

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The function of your kidneys is to purify your body by removing waste and excess fluid. Dialysis is a treatment used for people whose kidneys don't work proper...  More
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Cytotoxic Chemotherapy
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Prescribed Medications for Lupus Nephritis

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CYCLOPHOSPHAMIDE (sye kloe FOSS fa mide) is a chemotherapy drug. It slows the growth of cancer cells. This medicine is used to treat many types of cancer like lymph...  More
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MYCOPHENOLATE MOFETIL (mye koe FEN oh late MOE fe til) is used to decrease the immune system's response to a transplanted organ.  More
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AZATHIOPRINE (ay za THYE oh preen) suppresses the immune system. It is used to prevent organ rejection after a transplant. It is also used to treat rheumatoid arthr...  More
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METHYLPREDNISOLONE (meth ill pred NISS oh lone) is a corticosteroid. It is commonly used to treat inflammation of the skin, joints, lungs, and other organs. Common ...  More
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PREDNISOLONE (pred NISS oh lone) is a corticosteroid. It is commonly used to treat inflammation of the skin, joints, lungs, and other organs. Common conditions trea...  More
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Self Care for Lupus Nephritis

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Use Sunscreen
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Diets for Lupus Nephritis

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Low Protein Diet
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