Prognostic significance of C1q deposition in serial biopsies for predicating the long-term outcome in patients with proliferative lupus nephritis.

@article{Alsuwaida2016PrognosticSO,
  title={Prognostic significance of C1q deposition in serial biopsies for predicating the long-term outcome in patients with proliferative lupus nephritis.},
  author={Abdulkareem Omer Alsuwaida and Sufia Husain and Mohammed A Al Ghonaim and Noura M Aloudah and A N Zafar Ullah and Hala Kassouf Kfoury},
  journal={Saudi journal of kidney diseases and transplantation : an official publication of the Saudi Center for Organ Transplantation, Saudi Arabia},
  year={2016},
  volume={27 2},
  pages={305-11}
}
Lupus nephritis (LN) is characterized by a highly variable clinical course. It has been reported that histopathologic lesions are risk factors for the progression of LN. The aim of this study is to investigate the relationship among the co-deposition of C1q, clinicopathological features, and renal outcomes in patients with LN. The clinical and histological parameters were studied in patients with International Society of Nephrology/Renal Pathology Society Class III or IV LN, who underwent two… CONTINUE READING