Lupus nephritis is autoimmune kidney disease. For patient with lupus nephritis, it will progress slowly and gradually, and patient’s kidney will have kidney failure eventually. So, diagnosing patient’s kidney disease in its early stage is very important for improving patient’s prognosis.
In fact, there are many examine measures which can help diagnose whether patient has lupus nephritis in its early stage.
1.Immunologic test: as we know, lupus nephritis is caused by systemic lupus erythematosus, which is an autoimmune disease. Thereby, patient with lupus nephritis will have many disorders in his immune system. While this examination can help make sure whether patient has systemic lupus erythematosus, but it can not help make sure whether patient has nephropathy.
2. Blood test: lupus can cause patient to have obvious changes in his blood. Most patients will have anemia, and sometimes hemolytic anemia will also appear. The blood platelet will also reduce, and one forth patients will have the decrease of complete blood cell. Another obvious change is the rate of blood sedimentation will increase.
3.Urine test: this is a common method to diagnose patient’s kidney condition. The changes of urine ingredients have important significance to the diagnosis of lupus nephritis. Lupus nephritis will cause damage in patient’s glomeruli, which can cause hematuria, proteinuria, leucocyturia and cylindruria, etc. And these substances’ abnormality can be important basis for lupus nephritis’s diagnosis.
3.Renal biopsy: renal biopsy combines with the examination of electron microscope and immunofluorescence, which can diagnose patient’s condition accurately. This way can also make sure the pathological pattern, the activity and degree of lupus nephritis. So after this examination, patient’s kidney condition can be made sure.
These tests can help patient with lupus nephritis find his disease even when patient is in its early stage. As we know, the earlier patient’s disease is found, the better the prognosis will be.
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