Table 3

SLE and renal course in pregnancies with SLE nephritis

Authors Date Reference Onset renal disease/ pregnancy Histological pattern first renal biopsy SLE flare No (%) Renal flare No (%) Worsening renal function No (%) Death No (%)
Hayslett and Lynn 1980 (20)56 BeforeI8R3-151=10/31 (32)R=9 (29)R=3 (10)R=0
6 DuringII7A3-151=22/25 (88)A=15 (60)A=7 (28)A=2 (8)
3 AfterIII36D3-151=9 (100)D=6 (67)1 DialysisD=1 (11)
ND3-150 6D=3 (33)
Jungers et al 1982 (22)26 BeforeII527 (77)13 (37)5 (14)0
4 DuringIII82 Dialysis
5 AfterIV6
V2
ND3-150 5
Imbasciati et al 1984 (21)6 BeforeII321 (81)18 (69)7 (27)2 (10.5)
18 DuringIII52 Permanent
2 AfterIV61 Dialysis
V5
Oviasu et al 1991 (18)53 BeforeII506 (11)6 (11)0
III10Transient
IV25
V10
ND3-150 3
Pachkam et al 1992 (28)46 Before31 (48)12 (19)0
18 After1 Permanent
Julkunen et al 1993 (19)26 BeforeII132 (9)7 (30)0 Permanent0
III9
IV2
V1
Unclassified1
Our series30 BeforeII35 (16)4 (13)1 (3)1 (3)
2 DuringIII6
IV14
V8
Glomerulo-sclerosis1
  • 3-150 ND = renal histological study not done.

  • 3-151 R = SLE in remission at pregnancy onset; A = active; D = SLE occurring during pregnancy or in the postpartum period.