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What are the symptoms of lupus nephritis?

People with systemic lupus erythematous (SLE) should have their kidney function monitored regularly with blood and urine testing. Abnormal results may then be followed up with further testing, including a kidney biopsy, which is necessary to confirm the diagnosis and classification of lupus nephritis.

Lupus nephritis is a kind of lupus-related kidney disease that affects the kidneys and can result in kidney failure. In lupus nephritis, kidneys can become inflamed. In this video from the National Kidney Foundation, learn about lupus nephritis.

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