Lupus nephritis is inflammation of the kidney that is caused by systemic lupus erythematous (SLE). SLE means an immune system disorder which leads damages to skin, joints, brain and kidneys.Lupus nephritis happens when lupus involves the kidneys.
The reasons of causing lupus nephritis
The root cause of lupus nephritis is the underlying immune system disease. In normal condition, the immune system helps protect your body from virus or bacteria. However, patients with lupus nephritis, the immune system cannot tell the harmful substances from healthy cells. In immune system disorder, the immune system attacks the healthy tissue and cells, leading to damage.
Treatment for lupus nephropathy
Most treatment aims at limiting the inflammation of kidneys and slowing down the course. However, a few treatments claim to improve kidney functions and regulate the abnormal immune system. Control of the immune disorder seems the most scientific treatment principles that your should keep in your mind.
How well you do on the specific form of lupus nephritis. You may have flare-up, and them time when you do have any symptoms. SLE may damage different parts of the kidney and develops into Nephrotic Syndrome, Membranous Glomerulonephritis and interstitial nephritis.
Overtime, some cases develop into Chronic Kidney Disease and Kidney Failure. Due to the immune disorder, the disease may return in a transplanted kidney.