Response of lupus nephritis to plasmapheresis without demonstration of circulating immune complexes.

@article{Gipstein1982ResponseOL,
  title={Response of lupus nephritis to plasmapheresis without demonstration of circulating immune complexes.},
  author={R M Gipstein and Dorothy A. Adams and M T Grabie and James B. Peter},
  journal={The American journal of the medical sciences},
  year={1982},
  volume={284 2},
  pages={37-41}
}
A case of post-partum SLE in a 25-year-old Mexican-American woman is presented. The disease was associated with systemic vasculitis and diffuse proliferative glomerulonephritis. Abundant evidence for the deposition of complement activating immune complexes was found in skin and kidney biopsies, but no circulating immune complexes could be measured. Therapeutic modalities including corticosteroids administered both orally and intravenously, azathioprine, antihypertensives, and hemodialysis… CONTINUE READING