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Lupus Nephritis,Joint Pain And Fever

2013-05-06 14:34

Lupus nephritis is the most serious manifestations of lupus.Lupus is an autoimmune disease, in which the immune system can attack the healthy tissues mistakenly.Joint pain and fever are also manifestations of lupus.

Lupus Nephritis

About 90 percent of lupus patients will have kidney damage,but only two to three percent three precent actually develop Kidney Disease severe enough to require treatment.Usually,the kidney disease develops asymptomatically.However,some patients may have dark urine,flank pain, high blood pressure, swelling and weight gain.

Joint pain

Approximately 90 percent of patients with lupus have joint pain. In some cases, the joint may become inflamed and has hydrops. Joint pain can occur in finger joint, wrist joint, knee joint etc. Morning stiffness may be felt. If the patients us long-term steroid treatment above 5 years, about 5 percent of the patients may develop aseptic necrosis of bone that also can cause joint pain.


Most people with lupus will sometimes have a low-grade fever related to the disease.Fever is sometimes a fist sign of the disease.The abnormal immune dysfunction can cause the body to produce a variety of substances.These substances can become pyrogen to make the patients have fever.

Lupus,joint pain and fever are three manifestations of lupus.Besides them, lupus can lead to the following symptoms.


Nearly all patients with lupus have mild to extreme fatigue. The patients often have no energy to do anything all day long. Increase fatigue is a classic sign that a symptom flare is about to occur.

Skin problem

Skin rash is a typical sign of lupus. Butterfly rash can occur over the cheeks and bridge of the nose.Skin problem is an important clue for diagnosis of lupus.

Lupus Nephritis is the most serious manifestation of lupus.Progressive renal function decline can result in Kidney Failure.Therefore,early inspection and treatment of kidney damage is very important.

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