About one-half of all children with systemic lupus erythematosus have clinical evidence of renal disease at initial presentation, such as proteinuria and acute renal failure. Herein, we report a case of a teenager who presented with end-stage renal disease (ESRD) of uncertain etiology, and who was subsequently determined to have lupus. The purpose of this report is to make health-care professionals aware of this unusual presentation of renal lupus, which has never been reported before. Children presenting in ESRD should be worked-up for autoimmune diseases since the discovery of such a disease process may impact future decision-making, especially with respect to subsequent renal transplantation.
- Chronic kidney disease
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health