Acute renal failure in systemic lupus erythematosus.

  title={Acute renal failure in systemic lupus erythematosus.},
  author={Claudio Ponticelli and Enrico Imbasciati and Diego Brancaccio and Antonio Tarantino and Emilio Rivolta},
  journal={British medical journal},
  volume={3 5933},
Acute anuric renal failure complicating systemic lupus erythematosus does not usually respond to treatment with corticosteroids and immunosuppressive agents. We describe four cases treated by dialysis, corticosteroids, and heparin in anticoagulant doses in which there was remarkable improvement in renal function after prolonged anuria. One patient died… CONTINUE READING