September 13, 2011

Comparison of Lupus Nephritis Classifications of Two International Organizations

From our latest research e-newsletter
Kidney involvement occurs in about 60% of people with lupus and is a major determinant of long-term disease outcome. The World Health Organization (WHO) published multiple versions of their classifications for lupus nephritis from 1975-2001, but they had several limitations. In 2004, the International Society of Nephrology-Renal Pathology Society (ISN-RPS) revised the WHO classifications for lupus nephritis. The researchers aimed to determine the effects of the ISN-RPS re-classifications for lupus nephritis on patient outcomes.

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