My nephrologist has not been happy with the progress, or lack of, in my protein levels found in my urine, so she has recommended increasing one of my strongest steroids, Prednisone to help kick start my new kidney medication. 574 more words
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Outcomes better in women with inactive systemic lupus erythematosus..
Having a renal transplant for lupus nephritis did not rule out successful pregnancies, but outcomes were better in those whose systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) was inactive, according to an Italian case report. 521 more words
Researchers have identified an inflammatory molecule that appears to play an essential role in the autoimmune disorder systemic lupus erythematosus, commonly known simply as lupus. In their report the team describes finding that a protein that regulates certain cells in the innate immune system – the body’s first line of defense against infection – activates a molecular pathway known to be associated with lupus and that the protein’s activity is required for the development of lupus symptoms in a mouse model of the disease. 414 more words