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Lupus Kidney Inflammation May Have Different Cause Than Commonly Believed

NEW YORK, NY. April 29.  Lupus can harm many organs in the body, including the kidneys. A new study led by Dr. Hans Haecker of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis found that the cells that provoke kidney damage are different than those that injure other organs. In part funded by a grant from […]

New Survey Shows Education and Communication Gaps in Lupus Nephritis Care

1 in 2 Lupus Nephritis Patients Don’t Know They Have Lupus New York, NY– December 7, 2020.  Significant gaps in education and communication among patients and physicians pose barriers to lupus nephritis (LN) care, according to results of two companion surveys conducted by the National Kidney Foundation (NKF) and the Lupus Research Alliance (LRA). Half […]


Glomerulonephritis is a type of kidney disease in which the part of your kidneys that helps filter waste and fluids from the blood is damaged. Damage to the glomeruli causes blood and protein to be lost in the urine. A quarter of people with chronic glomerulonephritis have no history of kidney disease. Source: NIH.gov
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