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- anticardiolipin antibodies
- lupus nephritis
- systemic lupus erythematosus
- antiphospholipid syndrome
- antiphospholipid antibodies
- thrombotic microangiopathy
The management of lupus nephritis (LN) and concomitant thrombotic microangiopathy (TMA), with or without antiphospholipid antibodies (aPL), remains controversial, and few studies are available to inform clinical management.1–4
The purpose of this multicentre retrospective study was to analyse the impact of anticoagulation (vitamin K antagonists (VKAs) and/or heparins) in addition to conventional immunosuppression on kidney outcomes (assessed at 12 months, according to the Kidney Disease: Improving Global Outcomes-KDIGOguidelines5) in patients with biopsy-proven LN and concomitant TMA.
Data source, population and statistical analysis are detailed in the online supplementary material 1. Anticoagulation was considered if given for at least three consecutive months after TMA diagnosis.
We retrospectively identified 97 patients with biopsy-proven LN and TMA (2007–2017). See online supplementary table 1 for clinical and demographic characteristics. Laboratory parameters were collected at the time of the biopsy. The mean age of patients was 38.9±15.2 years (13–69) and 85 females (87.6%). Most had proliferative LN (class …
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