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Lupus nefrite

G Banfi, T Bertani, V Boeri, T Faraggiana, G Mazzucco, G Monga, G Sacchi
The frequency of renal vascular lesions (RVL) and their relevance in the progression of renal damage were evaluated by the Pathology Group of the "Gruppo Italiano per lo Studio della Nefrite Lupica" (GISNEL). Of 285 patients with lupus nephritis collected from 20 nephrology centers in Italy and classified according to World Health Organization (WHO) criteria, 79 cases (27.7%) with RVL were identified and classified as follows: (1) lupus vasculopathy (n = 27); (2) hemolytic-uremic syndrome/thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura (HUS/TTP) malignant hypertension-like lesions (n = 24); (3) vasculitis (n = 8); (4) arterio-arteriosclerosis (n = 20)...
August 1991: American Journal of Kidney Diseases: the Official Journal of the National Kidney Foundation
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Data from 659 patients with a diagnosis of lupus nephritis were retrospectively collected among 32 nephrology centers in Italy, as a result of the collaborative effort of the Gruppo Italiano per lo Studio della Nefrite Lupica (GISNEL, Italian Lupus Nephritis Study Group). The overall probability of renal survival was 80% 10 years after the diagnosis. The probability of maintaining life-supporting renal function was evaluated according to several variables (clinical characteristics at presentation, World Health Organization [WHO] histologic classification)...
May 1992: American Journal of Kidney Diseases: the Official Journal of the National Kidney Foundation
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