Nephritis - lupus; Lupus glomerular disease
The goal of treatment is to improve kidney function. Medicines may include corticosteroids or other medications that suppress the immune system, such as cyclophosphamide, mycophenolate mofetil, or azathioprine.
You may need dialysis to control symptoms of kidney failure. A
The outcome varies depending on the specific form of lupus nephritis. Patients may have acute flare-ups with alternating symptom-free periods.
Some cases of lupus nephritis may progress to chronic kidney failure.
Although lupus nephritis may return in a transplanted kidney, it rarely leads to end-stage kidney disease.
Acute renal failure
Chronic renal failure
End-stage renal disease
Calling your health care provider
Call your health care provider if you have
If you have lupus nephritis, call your health care provider if you notice