Survival analysis and causes of mortality in patients with lupus nephritis

Nephrology Dialysis Transplantation, 04/25/2012

Lupus nephritis is associated with a 6–fold increase in mortality compared with the general population. Lupus patients who develop end–stage renal disease have a 26–fold excess in the risk of death, which is more than twice the risk associated with malignancy or cardiovascular disease in these patients.

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