A renal biopsy study of lupus nephropathy in the United States and Korea.

@article{Lee1985ARB,
  title={A renal biopsy study of lupus nephropathy in the United States and Korea.},
  author={Hyun Soon Lee and Benjamin H. Spargo},
  journal={American journal of kidney diseases : the official journal of the National Kidney Foundation},
  year={1985},
  volume={5 5},
  pages={
          242-50
        }
}
A comparative study was made using renal biopsy specimens obtained from US and Korean patients with lupus nephropathy. Significant differences were observed in the morphologic distribution and activity of the disease. Korean patients exhibited a higher frequency of World Health Organization class IV lupus nephropathy (77.8%) than black (47.2%) or white (42.1%) US patients (P less than 0.025, P less than 0.05, respectively), and a higher inflammatory intensity index (P less than 0.045) than US… CONTINUE READING
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