Systemic lupus erythematosus patients with glomerulonephritis were significantly more likely to die than those who didn't have renal disease and damage, according to a study in the journal Arthritis & Rheumatism. The risk of mortality was nine times greater among those with end-stage renal disease compared with patients without kidney involvement. "Better management of lupus renal disease may help to improve the ultimate prognosis of the disease," researchers said.

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