Lupus Nephritis Differential Diagnoses

Updated: Feb 25, 2021
  • Author: Lawrence H Brent, MD; Chief Editor: Vecihi Batuman, MD, FASN  more...
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Diagnostic Considerations

Lupus nephritis usually arises within 5 years of diagnosis of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE); however, renal failure rarely occurs before American College of Rheumatology criteria for classification are met.

Besides the conditions listed in the differential diagnosis, other problems to be considered include the following:

  • Mesangial glomerulonephritis

  • Glomerulosclerosis

Differential Diagnoses