Cardiovascular risk factors and the long-term outcome of lupus nephritis.

Abstract

We evaluated cardiovascular risk factors, morbidity and mortality in patients with lupus nephritis (LN). We prospectively studied 70 consecutive patients with LN, and 70 age- and sex-matched controls with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) but no evidence of nephropathy, from 1988 to 1998. Patients were evaluated at entry for hypertension, diabetes… (More)

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