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Vitamin D deficiency linked to increased risk for renal disease in patients with SLE

10:56 EST 9 Nov 2017 | Healio

SAN DIEGO —  Low levels of vitamin D were associated with elevated rates of end-stage renal disease among patients with systemic lupus erythematosus, according to findings presented at the American College of Rheumatology Annual Meeting.
“Approximately 50% of people with lupus who are Caucasian will get kidney disease; this number is probably closer to 75% for African-Americans, and just as severe among Hispanic-Americans,” Michelle A. Petri, MD, PhD, director of the Johns Hopkins Lupus Center, said during a press conference. “Given that our current therapy is

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