What is lupus nephritis?

Lupus nephritis is the inflammation of the kidney caused by the condition of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). Lupus nephritis occurs when lupus antibodies impair the filtering function (glomeruli) of the kidneys. Eventually this condition may lead to kidney failure.

How do members experience lupus nephritis?

Top 5 symptoms reported by people with lupus nephritis*

*Reports may be affected by other conditions and/or medication side effects. We ask about general symptoms (anxious mood, depressed mood, fatigue, pain, and stress) regardless of condition.

Top treatments taken by people for lupus nephritis*

*Data from patients with lupus nephritis, who have ever reported treatments, ordered by their reporting frequency during the last 5 years.

Compare treatments taken by people with lupus nephritis*

Treatment
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Total evaluations
Tried for
Treatment

(CellCept)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
lupus nephritis (2)
Treatment

(Imuran)
Perceived effectiveness
for lupus nephritis (1 evaluation)
Side effects
diarrhea
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
lupus nephritis (1)

*Data from patients with lupus nephritis, who have ever reported treatments, ordered by their reporting frequency during the last 5 years.

Who has lupus nephritis on PatientsLikeMe?

Age

Age Proportion # of patients
<20 12
20s 149
30s 500
40s 870
50s 888
60s 460
70+ 144

Distribution of sex

Sex

Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 192
Female 2,867