New and future therapies for lupus nephritis.

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New and future therapies for lupus nephritis.

Cleve Clin J Med. 2012 Feb;79(2):134-40

Authors: Appel GB

Abstract
Based on data from randomized controlled trials over the past decade, oral mycophenolate (CellCept) now rivals intravenous cyclophosphamide (Cytoxan) as a first-line therapy for lupus nephritis, offering similar efficacy but less toxicity. The roles of rituximab (Rituxan) and new immunomodulatory agents are being explored. Creativity in treating lupus nephritis is needed; one regimen does not fit all.

PMID: 22301564 [PubMed - in process]

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