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The Treatment of Lupus Nephritis: Revisiting Galen

Edmund J. Lewis, MD
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Rush-Presbyterian-St. Luke's Medical Center, Chicago, IL 60612


Requests for Single Reprints: Edmund J. Lewis, MD, Rush-Presbyterian-St. Luke's Medical Center, 1653 West Congress Parkway, Chicago, IL 60612.


Ann Intern Med. 2001;135(4):296-298. doi:10.7326/0003-4819-135-4-200108210-00014
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The therapeutic approach to the patient with lupus nephritis is controversial. The medical literature contains a surfeit of expert opinion and scant scientific evidence. Many opinions about the treatment of lupus nephritis are based on faith rather than valid observation. When faith rather than evidence is used to support clinical decisions, the treatment chosen becomes, like religion, a matter of personal preference.

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