Outcome in African-American children of neuropsychiatric lupus and lupus nephritis

  title={Outcome in African-American children of neuropsychiatric lupus and lupus nephritis},
  author={Shefali Vyas and Guillermo Hidalgo and Noosha Baqi and H. Von Gizyki and Anup Singh},
  journal={Pediatric Nephrology},
The present study reviews the course of lupus nephritis (LN) with the added complication of neuropsychiatric systemic lupus erythematosus (NPSLE) in a predominantly African-American population in order to identify the risk factors accounting for the increased morbidity and mortality in African-American children. Previous studies, including those at our center, have demonstrated the poor prognosis for African-American children with LN. A possible factor is the involvement of the central nervous… CONTINUE READING


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