Lupus Nephritis

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LN can manifest as proteinuria of varying degrees with dysmorphic RBCs and RBC casts and renal insufficiency. Positive lupus serology (e.g., ANA, anti–double-stranded DNA antibodies) and hypocomplementemia are often present during acute flares.

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