Clinicopathological correlations in lupus nephritis; a single center experience.

Nasri, Hamid. and Ahmadi, Ali. and Baradaran, Azar. and Momeni, Ali. and Nasri, Parto. and Mardani, Saeed. and Rafieian-Kopaei, Mahmoud. and Mubarak, Muhammed. (2014) Clinicopathological correlations in lupus nephritis; a single center experience. Journal of nephropathology, 3 (3). pp. 115-20. ISSN 2251-8363


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BACKGROUND Renal biopsies play an important role in the diagnosis, management and prognosis of patients with lupus nephritis (LN). OBJECTIVES To determine the correlation between the pathological features of LN and the demographic, clinical and laboratory parameters. PATIENTS AND METHODS This retrospective study was conducted from 2008 to 2014 on all consecutive cases of biopsy-proven LN at a nephropathology laboratory in Iran. The demographic, clinical and laboratory data were obtained from patients(') files and the biopsy findings from the original biopsy request forms. RESULTS Of the 84 patients enrolled, 69 (82.2%) were females and 15 (17.8%) males. The mean age was 32.7±12 years. The mean serum creatinine was 1.5±0.94 mg/dl and the mean 24-h proteinuria, 1.6±1.9 grams. The majority of cases belonged to classes III and IV. The extracapillary proliferation was found in 42.86% of biopsies and endocapillary proliferation in 66.67% of biopsies. Patients of class IV-LN had a higher mean serum value of creatinine in comparison to class III-LN (2.19±1.09 versus 1.2±0.56 mg/dl; p= 0.0001). There was no significant difference of 24-h proteinuria between the two classes (p= 0.882). A significant association of serum creatinine with 24-h proteinuria (p= 0.041) was seen. Serum creatinine had significant positive correlation with activity percent (p< 0.001), and chronicity percent (p= 0.006), and also with proportion of glomeruli with crescents (p < 0.001). While there was a significant relationship of proteinuria with chronicity percent (p= 0.001), this association for activity percent was not significant (p= 0.094). Furthermore, the association of proteinuria with totally sclerotic glomeruli and proportion of crescents was not statistically significant (p= 0.186 and p= 0.0145 respectively). CONCLUSIONS In conclusion, the results from our study on biopsy-proven cases of LN largely concur with the previously reported studies from Iran and other parts of the world.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Crescents; Lupus nephritis; Proteinuria; Renal biopsy
Subjects: WJ Urogenital System
QW Microbiology and Immunology
Divisions: Faculty of Medicine > Department of Clinical Sciences > Department of Urology
Reserach Vice-Chancellar Department > Medical Plants Research Center
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Date Deposited: 06 Aug 2017 07:34
Last Modified: 30 May 2018 08:12

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