J Rheumatol 2021 02 1;48(2):228-231. Epub 2020 Sep 1.
K. Tselios, MD, PhD, D.D. Gladman, MD, FRCPC, C. Taheri, BHSc, J. Su, MB, MSc, M.B. Urowitz, MD, FRCPC, University of Toronto Lupus Clinic, Centre of Prognosis Studies in the Rheumatic Diseases, University Health Network, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
Objective: Lupus nephritis (LN) may lead to endstage kidney disease (ESKD) in 22% of patients over a period of 15 years, with the risk being particularly higher in diffuse proliferative forms. The rate of kidney function decline varies. However, a catastrophic course leading to ESKD within a few years from onset is uncommon. Read More