A 42-year-old male patient with lupus nephritis class IV diagnosed 4 years ago, progressed to ESRD after failing multiple immunosuppression therapy. He had an AVF placed in his left forearm that is maturing well with a plan to start hemodialysis in the next few weeks.Patient is very disappointed with the outcome.
Which of the following factors has contributed to the poor progression?
What should the patient expect after starting hemodialysis?
The patient is interested in transplant evaluation.
Which is the correct statement regarding kidney transplant in lupus patients?
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