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How to Treat the Serious Symptoms of Lupus Nephritis


2015-02-12 09:22

How to Treat the Serious Symptoms of Lupus NephritiLupus Nephritis is an inflammation of the kidney caused by systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), a disease of the immune system. Apart from the kidneys, SLE can also damage the skin, joints, nervous system and virtually any organ or system in the body. If you have any questions please ask our ONLINE DOCTOR directly for free.

General symptoms of Lupus include malar rash, discoid rash, photosensitivity, oral ulcers, nonerosive arthritis, pleuropericarditis, renal disease, neurological manifestations, and haematological disorders.

Clinically, SLE usually presents with fever, weight loss (100%), arthralgias, synovitis, arthritis (95%), pleuritis, pericarditis (80%), malar facial rash, photodermatosis, alopecia (75%), anaemia, leukopaenia, , and thromboses (50%).

About half of cases of SLE demonstrate signs of Lupus Nephritis at one time or another. Renal-specific signs include proteinuria (100%), nephrotic syndrome (55%), granular casts (30%), red cell casts (10%), microhematuria (80%), macrohematuria (2%), reduced renal function (60%), RPGN (30%), ARF (2%), hypertension (35%), hyperkalemia (15%) and tubular abnormalities (70%).

Important target organs have obvious injure, glomerulonephritis not continue to ease and nephrotic syndrome. Patients with the above symptoms should be taken the measures of standard hormone and immunosuppressor. Of course we should take the way of methylprednisolone(0.5~1.0g/d). When the illness is serious we should account for plasma exchange theraphy. When patients have the phenomena that serious kidney function insufficiency, heavy hypervolemia, heart failure, we have to take urgent dialyze and make them keep stable.

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