Renal biopsy in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus: Not just lupus glomerulonephritis!

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Kidney biopsy is a mainstay in the diagnosis and management of renal disease in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus. Though biopsies from patients with lupus typically show various forms of immune complex glomerulonephritis, other pathologies are occasionally encountered, including unusual lupus-related nephropathies, other forms of autoimmune disease, and occasional renal disorders without any direct connection with lupus or autoimmunity. Electron microscopy is a powerful tool for detecting and classifying these unusual conditions, which frequently have important therapeutic and prognostic implications.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Howell, DN

Published Date

  • March 2017

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 41 / 2

Start / End Page

  • 135 - 146

PubMed ID

  • 28277147

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1521-0758

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1080/01913123.2017.1282068


  • eng

Conference Location

  • England