C4d levels predict lupus nephritis flares, help inform treatment

06:30 EST 20 Dec 2017 | Healio

The complement activation product C4d can be used to monitor patients with systemic lupus erythematosus, as these levels correlate with disease activity and could potentially predict lupus nephritis flares, according to findings published in Arthritis Research and Care.
“Low serum levels of complement components C3 and C4 have been used for over 50 years to indicate lupus activity and are included in the Systemic Lupus Erythematosus Disease Activity Index (SLEDAI),” Myriam Martin, PhD, of Lund University, in Malmö, Sweden, and colleagues wrote. “A variety of other

Original Article: C4d levels predict lupus nephritis flares, help inform treatment


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