Lupus nephritis different in Indigenous Australians

Professor Johannes (Hans) Nossent is a Winthrop Professor of Rheumatology at the University of Western Australia and a clinical academic consultant at Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital.

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First of its kind renal biopsy research has revealed that Indigenous Australians with lupus nephritis have a lower degree of renal inflammation compared to non-Indigenous patients, despite a larger burden of renal immune deposits.  Lead researcher and rheumatologist Professor Johannes ‘Hans’ Nossent from the University of Western Australia tells us about his findings. What’s the issue this research ...

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