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Managing lupus nephritis: A guide for nurse practitioners

Cadet, Myriam Jean, PhD, MSN, APRN, FNP-C; Tucker, Lorna, MSN, APRN, FNP-BC

doi: 10.1097/01.NPR.0000544280.27880.fe
Feature: AUTOIMMUNE DISEASE

Abstract: Lupus nephritis (LN) is a severe manifestation of systemic lupus erythematosus, an autoimmune disease that results in multiple organ injuries. LN is challenging to manage because it mimics the clinical presentations of other diseases. This article highlights recommendations for the management of lupus erythematosus to improve quality of life. In addition, it provides NPs with evidence-based guidelines for managing patients with LN for positive health outcomes.

Lupus nephritis (LN) is a severe manifestation of systemic lupus erythematosus, an autoimmune disease that results in multiple organ injuries. LN is challenging to manage because it mimics the clinical presentations of other diseases. This article highlights recommendations for the management of lupus erythematosus to improve quality of life. In addition, it provides NPs with evidence-based guidelines for managing patients with LN for positive health outcomes.

Lorna Tucker is an assistant adjunct professor at the Swedish Institute College of Health Sciences, New York, N.Y.

Myriam Jean Cadet is an assistant adjunct professor at Lehman College, Bronx, N.Y.

The authors have disclosed no financial relationships related to this article.

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