Delayed onset of systemic lupus erythematosus in patients with ”full-house” nephropathy

  title={Delayed onset of systemic lupus erythematosus in patients with ”full-house” nephropathy},
  author={Alessandra Gianviti and Paola Barsotti and Vincenzo Barbera and Tullio Faraggiana and Gianfranco Rizzoni},
  journal={Pediatric Nephrology},
Three patients are described who presented with a glomerulopathy suggestive of lupus nephritis in the absence of other clinical and biological evidence of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). Renal biopsies showed a ”full-house” immunofluorescence pattern and two patients also had cytoplasmic tubuloreticular inclusions by electron microscopy. All these patients developed antinuclear and anti-double-stranded DNA antibodies 3, 5, and 10 years after their original presentation. Subsequently, 1… CONTINUE READING
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