Treatment of Lupus Nephritis: Top Ten Tips

from the lecture of Dr. Frederic Houssiau delivered during the #LupusACA 2017 Convention at Melbourne, Australia

  1. Always perform a renal biopsy
  2. Define a target
  3. Prescribe less steroids
  4. Prescribe mycophenolate mofetil or (Eurolupus) IV Cyclophosphamide for induction
  5. Maintain immunosuppression
  6. Prevent and treat co-morbidities
  7. Unmask non-adherence to therapy
  8. Keep the faith in targeted therapies
  9. Watch the Calcineurin-inhibitor story
  10. Keep hoping for precise medicine
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