Seronegative systemic lupus erythematosus: etiology of nephrotic syndrome and acute renal failure in early postpartum period

Ozdemir F., Elsurer R. , AKÇAY A., ÖZDEMİR B. H. , SEZER S., Kuscu E., ...More

LUPUS, vol.14, no.8, pp.629-631, 2005 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 14 Issue: 8
  • Publication Date: 2005
  • Doi Number: 10.1191/0961203305lu2148cr
  • Title of Journal : LUPUS
  • Page Numbers: pp.629-631


Systemic lupus erythematosus ( SLE) is an autoimmune syndrome that occurs most commonly in women during their reproductive years. Nephritis is known to be one of the most serious complications of SLE. Lupus nephropathy is frequently associated with ANA and anti- dsDNA antibodies. Rarely, serological markers may be initially absent, and in many cases, they become positive after sometime.