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Why Some Lupus Patients Need Kidney Transplants


The management for lupus nephritis is typically a medication that prevents symptoms, but the only real treatment is a kidney transplant. Many patients who receive a kidney transplant for lupus nephritis may also take a medication that prevents lupus symptoms and allows the body’s immune system to be suppressed so that it can accept the new kidney. Many patients who have received a new kidney have seen a better life. Over 100,000 people are listed for organ transplant nationwide, with many having to wait years to receive a transplant.