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White blood cells in urine or pyuria

Lupus and High White Blood Cells in Urine

Lupus is a chronic autoimmune disease commonly affecting the kidneys and blood cells. One of the lesser-known complications of lupus is the potential for high white blood cell (WBC) levels in urine. This article will explore the relationship between lupus …

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FDA approves Benlysta for lupus nephritis!

1st drug ever FDA-approved to treat lupus nephritis

​Historic mile-stone!

December 16, 2020: The FDA approved on Wednesday DEC 16, 2020…  Benlysta for lupus nephritis as the first drug ever FDA-approved to treat lupus nephritis (inflammation of the kidneys).
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I am Dr. Donald Thomas, MD, a rheumatologist treating hundreds of lupus patients for over 30 years. Read my first blog post here to understand why I started this website and blog about “The Lupus Encyclopedia” and “The Lupus Secrets”.

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