Lupus nephritis

Lupus nephritis is kidney inflammation caused by systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), an inflammatory disease in which an overactive immune system attacks the body's own organs. SLE can affect the skin, joints, kidneys, heart, and brain, however the organs affected vary greatly across people. The causes of an immune system dysfunction are unknown. Infections, hormones, some medicines, and genetic factors are all being researched. Lupus is more common in adult women of reproductive age, although it can also afflict children.

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