Successful management of systemic lupus erythematosus nephritis flare-up during pregnancy with tacrolimus.

@article{Alsuwaida2011SuccessfulMO,
  title={Successful management of systemic lupus erythematosus nephritis flare-up during pregnancy with tacrolimus.},
  author={Abdulkareem Omer Alsuwaida},
  journal={Modern rheumatology},
  year={2011},
  volume={21 1},
  pages={73-5}
}
Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is one of the common autoimmune disorders that affect women during their childbearing years. Disease activity frequently increases during pregnancy and the postpartum period, representing a challenge for both the patient and the treating physician(s). We report a case of successful management of lupus nephritis flare in the first trimester. The patient developed bilateral leg edema and nephrotic-range proteinuria of 5 g/day. She was treated with steroids and… CONTINUE READING
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