Lupus nephritis

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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.

Common symptoms reported by people with lupus nephritis

Common symptoms
How bad it is
What people are taking for it

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.
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Treatments taken by people with lupus nephritis

Treatment name(s)
Type
How many have tried
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Deltasone)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
13
Tried for
lupus nephritis (13)
Treatment name(s)

(CellCept)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
10
Tried for
lupus nephritis (10)
Treatment name(s)

(Imuran)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
3
Tried for
lupus nephritis (3)
Treatment name(s)

(Cytoxan)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
3
Tried for
lupus nephritis (3)
Treatment name(s)

(Vistaril)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
3
Tried for
anxious mood (3)
Treatment name(s)

(Ultram)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
3
Tried for
pain (3)
Treatment name(s)

(BuTrans patch)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
pain (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Voltaren Gel)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
pain (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Cymbalta)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
depressed mood (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Norco)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
pain (2)

Data from patients with lupus nephritis, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Compare treatments taken by people with lupus nephritis

Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Total evaluations
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Deltasone)
Perceived effectiveness
for lupus nephritis (3 evaluations)
Side effects
weight gain acne 8 more
Total evaluations
10
Tried for
lupus nephritis (13)
Treatment name(s)

(CellCept)
Perceived effectiveness
for lupus nephritis (3 evaluations)
Side effects
diarrhea nausea 2 more
Total evaluations
3
Tried for
lupus nephritis (10)
Treatment name(s)

(Imuran)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
lupus nephritis (3)
Treatment name(s)

(Cytoxan)
Perceived effectiveness
for lupus nephritis (2 evaluations)
Side effects
decreased appetite excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence) 2 more
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
lupus nephritis (3)
Treatment name(s)

(Vistaril)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
anxious mood (3)
Treatment name(s)

(Ultram)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
pain (3)
Treatment name(s)

(BuTrans patch)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
sweating trembling
Total evaluations
4
Tried for
pain (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Voltaren Gel)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (2 evaluations)
Side effects
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
pain (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Cymbalta)
Perceived effectiveness
for depressed mood (3 evaluations)
Side effects
Total evaluations
3
Tried for
depressed mood (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Norco)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
pain (2)
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Data from patients with lupus nephritis, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Who has lupus nephritis on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 31
20s 283
30s 515
40s 699
50s 460
60s 194
70+ 18
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 53
20-29 years 59
30-39 years 49
40-49 years 36
50-59 years 9
60-69 years 1
70+ years 0

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 134
Female 2,094

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 275
Not Diagnosed 58

These charts show data from lupus nephritis patients who have completed their condition history
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