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How Is Lupus Nephritis Caused By Lupus

How Is Lupus Nephritis Caused By LupusLupus nephritis is caused by systemic lupus erythemaosus, which is an autoimmune disease. Lupus nephritis can progress gradually, and it can cause kidney failure in the end. While how is lupus nephritis caused by lupus?

How is lupus nephritis caused?

Kidney disease is caused by the accumulation of foreign materials, like the metabolic debris of our body, toxins, bacteria, virus, etc. These substances will be transported throughout our body by blood circulation, and when they accumulate in kidney, they will cause inflammatory reaction, and form nidus in our kidney.

While for patient who has lupus nephritis, as we have said, this is an autoimmune kidney disease. Patient with lupus has immune system disorder, which will produce antibody attacking his own body. When these immune complexes accumulate in patient’s kidney, they will damage patient’s kidney function, and lupus nephritis will be caused.

Can lupus nephritis be reversed?

In fact, like many other kidney diseases, lupus nephritis is also divided into the acute and the chronic.

Acute lupus nephritis will cause rapid and violent reaction in patient’s body, and if patient has not accepted timely treatment, acute lupus nephritis can even cause death. But if patient can accept right treatment in time, his disease can be reversed.

While if patient has chronic lupus nephritis, it will be dangerous, because there is no cure to this disease so far, patient’s condition will progress gradually, and patient will has kidney failure eventually. On the other hand, it will need a long time for this disease to become real severe, and it may take more than ten years before patient needs dialysis to prolong his lifetime. Besides, with right treatment and good nursing care, patient’s condition can be controlled in its early stage.

In the end, if you have any trouble in dealing with this disease, you can email us your problem, and we will send you a detailed reply timely.

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