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Treatment of glomerulonephritis in systemic disease

  • Wai Y. Tse
  • D. Adu
Part of the Developments in Nephrology book series (DINE, volume 40)

Abstract

The overall survival of patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) and nephritis has improved considerably over the past few decades [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8] (Table 8.1). This improved survival is probably due to a combination of the wider use of corticosteroids and immunosuppressants, together with the availability of more effective antihypertensive drugs and antibiotics. Thus early deaths from extrarenal lupus and infection are now uncommon, and renal failure and cardiovascular disease have emerged as important determinants of morbidity and mortality [9, 10, 11, 12].

Keywords

Systemic Lupus Erythematosus Lupus Nephritis Membranous Nephropathy Mixed Cryoglobulinemia Proliferative Glomerulonephritis 
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