Patients with lupus nephritis-related end-stage renal disease who received a renal transplant demonstrated a significant reduction in overall mortality, according to findings published in Annals of Internal Medicine.
“Lupus nephritis affects 30% to 50% of all patients with systemic lupus erythematosus and leads to end-stage renal disease in up to 20% of affected patients,” April Jorge, MD, instructor in medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital, and colleagues wrote. “Those with end-stage renal disease due to lupus nephritis have a substantially higher risk for premature death than other patients with systemic lupus erythematosus.”
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