Summary of Lupus nephritis
Flashcards on Lupus nephritis
Lupus nephritis is a type (I/II/III/IV/) hypersensitivity.
Questions on Lupus nephritis
A 27-year-old woman comes to the office because of fatigue, joint pains, and a facial rash for 3 weeks. She states that pain and swelling in her knees makes it difficult to walk normally in the morning, however it seems to improve a little over the day. Her medical history is noncontributory. Her temperature is 37.8°C (100°F), pulse is 87/min, respirations are 18/min, and blood pressure is 152/88 mm Hg. Examination shows erythema affecting the cheeks and bridge of the nose. There are also bilateral knee effusions, and pitting peripheral edema to the ankles. Urinalysis shows abnormal levels of protein and erythrocytes. Which of the following will most likely provide a definitive diagnosis and inform treatment?