Patient Information in easy-to-understand language
Lupus inflammation of the kidneys (lupus nephritis, LN) video below:
- LN affects 40% of SLE patients
- People with LN do not feel badly until it becomes severe
- This is why your rheumatologist asks you to do a urine sample every 3 months (hopefully)
- This is why you should do a frequent urine sample. The faster it is diagnosed, the faster it is treated, the higher the chances for remission
- These are unprecedented times for LN. We have the 1st two ever FDA-approved drugs for LN
Lupkynis (voclosporin, 1/22/21) and Benlysta (belimumab, 12/17/20)
- Both of these drugs greatly increase the chances for remission, allowing less usage of steroids
- WATCH THE VIDEO TO LEARN MORE ABOUT LUPUS NEPHRITIS!
- Brought to you by Aurinia, Lupus Chick, The Lupus Foundation of New England, and Don Thomas, MD
Note that Dr. Thomas' posts are for informational purposes only, and are not meant to be specific medical advice for individuals. Always seek the advice of your healthcare provider with any questions regarding your own medical situation.
DONALD THOMAS, MD