Management of lupus nephropathy

Nephron Clin Pract. 2003 Jan;93(1):C7-C12. doi: 10.1159/000066645.


This review is an evidence- and experience-based approach to the management of SLE, particularly its kidney manifestations. Specific protocols in substantial clinical detail are provided for management and monitoring, according to the severity of the SLE manifestations. The protocols are adapted from those used in a major SLE trial. The adaptations are based on subsequent extensive clinical use of these protocols. Also described is the concomitant use of cardio- and kidney-protective therapies to optimize patient outcomes.

Publication types

  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Evidence-Based Medicine / methods
  • Humans
  • Immunosuppressive Agents / therapeutic use
  • Lupus Erythematosus, Systemic / complications
  • Lupus Nephritis / diagnosis
  • Lupus Nephritis / drug therapy
  • Lupus Nephritis / etiology
  • Lupus Nephritis / prevention & control*
  • Practice Guidelines as Topic


  • Immunosuppressive Agents