Send to:

Choose Destination
See comment in PubMed Commons below
Dtsch Med Wochenschr. 1975 Jun 13;100(24):1335-7.

[Haemodialysis for renal failure in a case of systemic lupus erythematosus (author's transl)].

[Article in German]


Severe acute renal failure developed in a patient with systemic lupus erythematosus which was characterized by typical skin rash, polyserositis, haemolytic anaemia and liver damage. Serological examination revealed anti-DNA antibodies in high concentrations, positive Coombs' test, excessive elevation of serum-IgG with markedly depressed serum complement fractions (C3, C4). Acute lupus nephritis led to prolonged oliguria and anuria requiring regular dialysis over almost five months. Immuno-suppressive treatment with cortisone and azathioprine finally reversed the renal failure: BUN returned to 33 mg/ 100 ml, with a plasma creatinine of 1.8 mg per 100 ml.

[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
PubMed Commons home

PubMed Commons

How to join PubMed Commons

    Supplemental Content

    Full text links

    Icon for Georg Thieme Verlag Stuttgart, New York
    Loading ...
    Write to the Help Desk