O. Kwon1, Y. Cho2, J. Oh3, S. Hong4, C. Lee5, B. Yoo6, Y. Kim7
Tubulointerstitial damage in lupus nephritis (LN) is an important predictor of renal prognosis. Here, we investigated the factors associated with aggravation of tubulointerstitial damage in patients with LN.
Patients with LN, who underwent repeated renal biopsy due to treatment failure at a tertiary referral hospital between 1997 and 2017 were identified. Clinicopathologic and laboratory data were collected. Aggravation of tubulointerstitial damage (tubular atrophy and/or interstitial fibrosis) was defined as progression of severity from none-to-mild to moderate-to-severe. Factors associated with aggravation of tubulointerstitial damage were evaluated using logistic regression analysis.
Use of hydroxychloroquine was associated with lower risk of aggravation in tubulointerstitial damage, and higher renal component of SLEDAI at first renal biopsy was associated with higher risk of aggravation in tubulointerstitial damage.
PMID: 31287412 [PubMed]
Received: 12/02/2019 - Accepted : 20/05/2019 - In Press: 28/06/2019