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Internal Medicine

Answer 6
  1. Lupus nephritis. The kidney appears to be one of the main organs affected by SLE. Renal disease is present in one half to two thirds of patients with SLE. Essentially all studies of prognosis have identified lupus nephritis as an important predictor of poor outcome.6

     Mills JA. Systemic lupus erythematosus. N Engl J Med 1994;330:1871-9.

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