Systemic lupus erythematosus without clinical renal abnormalities: renal biopsy findings and clinical course

J. R. O'Dell, R. C. Hays, S. J. Guggenheim, J. C. Steigerwald

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

15 Scopus citations

Abstract

The extent and significance of renal biopsy abnormalities in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) without clinical renal abnormalities is controversial. We report 11 consecutive SLE patients who were biopsied without clinial renal abnormalities. All 11 patients had mesangial changes either by light microscopy or by immunofluorescent staining, and none had changes of focal or diffuse proliferative glomerulonephritis. Additionally none had deterioration of renal function during the mean follow-up period of 6.3 years.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)415-419
Number of pages5
JournalAnnals of the rheumatic diseases
Volume44
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - 1985

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Immunology and Allergy
  • Rheumatology
  • Immunology
  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'Systemic lupus erythematosus without clinical renal abnormalities: renal biopsy findings and clinical course'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this