Repeat kidney biopsy for lupus nephritis: an important step forward

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Abstract

There is scant controlled data to guide the use of repeat kidney biopsies to guide therapy in glomerular disease. De Rosa et al. assessed the value of a repeat biopsy during remission in estimating the risk of subsequent relapse of lupus nephritis. They demonstrated the feasibility of a per-protocol repeat biopsy study with prespecified subsequent therapy. Their results will inform the design of future studies of repeat biopsies in lupus nephritis and other kidney diseases.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)659-661
Number of pages3
JournalKidney international
Volume94
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 2018

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