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Lupus and Kidney Disease

Posted at 1:39 PM, Mar 03, 2021
and last updated 2021-03-03 13:39:58-05

Lupus nephritis (LN), is a serious complications of lupus and occurs when systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) causes a person's immune system to attack their kidneys.

LN is a debilitating kidney disease that disproportionally affects the Black community, partially due to Black individuals being at a much higher risk of developing severe manifestations following SLE diagnosis.

Thankfully, treatments are available, with more effective and faster therapies in development. It's important for patients to build a strong support system of family, friends, and the lupus community. Patients should also advocate and be proactive in their care, and feel as much a part of their care team and their doctors and specialists.

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