Lupus (Systemic Lupus Erythematosus)
Surgery isn't used to treat mild or moderate symptoms of lupus. But it may be considered for people who have permanent, life-threatening kidney damage. A kidney transplant or kidney Reference dialysis Opens New Window may be done instead of continuing long-term treatment with high doses of medicines that have serious side effects.
|By:||Reference Healthwise Staff||Last Revised: Reference May 10, 2012|
|Medical Review:||Reference Anne C. Poinier, MD - Internal Medicine
Reference Nancy Ann Shadick, MD, MPH - Internal Medicine, Rheumatology