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

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Treatments taken by people for lupus nephritis

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

(Prednisone Intensol)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2350
Tried for
lupus nephritis (10)
Treatment name(s)

(CellCept)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1112
Tried for
lupus nephritis (6)
Treatment name(s)

(Cytoxan)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
599
Tried for
lupus nephritis (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Imuran)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
592
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.
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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)

(Prednisone Intensol)
Perceived effectiveness
for lupus nephritis (3 evaluations)
Side effects
agitation fluid retention weight gain 5 more
Total evaluations
10
Tried for
lupus nephritis (10)
Treatment name(s)

(CellCept)
Perceived effectiveness
for lupus nephritis (1 evaluation)
Side effects
diarrhea
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
lupus nephritis (6)
Treatment name(s)

(Cytoxan)
Perceived effectiveness
for lupus nephritis (1 evaluation)
Side effects
decreased appetite hair thinning 1 more
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
lupus nephritis (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Imuran)
Perceived effectiveness
for lupus nephritis (1 evaluation)
Side effects
diarrhea
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
lupus nephritis (1)
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Data from patients with lupus nephritis, who have ever reported treatments, ordered by their reporting frequency during the last 5 years.
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Who has lupus nephritis on PatientsLikeMe?

  • 3 new patients joined this month
  • 526 say lupus nephritis is their primary condition

Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 21
20s 266
30s 598
40s 901
50s 749
60s 320
70+ 66
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 55
20-29 years 59
30-39 years 53
40-49 years 40
50-59 years 9
60-69 years 1
70+ years 0

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 177
Female 2789

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 293
Not Diagnosed 58

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