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What Damages will Lupus Nephritis Induce

2015-12-13 15:31

What Damages will Lupus Nephritis InduceLupus nephritis is a kind of nephritis caused by systemic lupus erythematosus. It has nephrotic symptoms like proteinuria, swelling, hypertension and lupoid symptoms such as red or black spot in the skin, pain in more joints and unknown fever. Without good controlling this disease will lead to many damages to the kidneys and other orgains of our body.

What damages will Lupus Nephritis induce ?

1. Joint lesions 
Lupus nephritis usually causes muscle pain and migratory joint pain and symmetrical joint pain and patients will suffer joint pain for several years before the attack of disease. It mainly manifests as soft tissue swelling, haphalgesia and hydrops around joint. In addition, the damaged parts are the proximal knuckles, metacarpophalangeal joints, wrists, elbows, knees, apotelus and so on.

2. Skin lesions
Patients will suffer rash like discoid rash, erythema annulare, edematous erythematous rash and so on. The range of rash is very wide and many parts of body will suffer from rash. Lupus nephritis patients are sensitive to light and about 33% of patients’ conditions will be worse as they are illuminated.

3. Cardiac damage 
Patients will accompany cardiac damages like pericarditis, myocarditis, endocarditis and so on and the main symptoms of cardiac damage are chest distress, chest pain,breathe hard, palpitation,etc..

4.lung damage 
It manifests as cough, dyspnea, usually without phlegm, but the patients with severe lung damage will suffer respiratory failure. Lung damage patients are easy to bear secondary infections frequently, which will make their conditions worse. Besides, patients will also have the symptoms of combined obstructive emphysema, bronchopneumonia, respiratory failure, pulmonary encephalopathy, pulmonary heart disease and so on.

5. The damage to pregnant woman 
Lupus nephritis mainly affects infants and make these symptoms increased obviously like abortion, premature delivery, stillbirth and intrauterine growth retardation, as well as the risk of preeclampsia of pregnant woman. However, the rate of embryonic death depends on lupus nephritis activity, the condition of kidney function, whether accompanying by massive proteinuria and hypertension or not.

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