Distinguishing C1q nephropathy from lupus nephritis.

  title={Distinguishing C1q nephropathy from lupus nephritis.},
  author={Andrew Sharman and P. Furness and John Feehally},
  journal={Nephrology, dialysis, transplantation : official publication of the European Dialysis and Transplant Association - European Renal Association},
  volume={19 6},
BACKGROUND 'Seronegative lupus nephritis' describes patients with renal histology typical of lupus nephritis who have no clinical or serological evidence of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). We report our experience in nine patients identified as having 'seronegative lupus nephritis' who met the diagnostic criteria for C1q nephropathy. METHODS A retrospective review of clinical case notes and renal histology was carried out. RESULTS We describe nine patients with C1q nephropathy in whom… CONTINUE READING


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