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November 9, 2021

Diagnose This (November 8, 2021)

lupus nephritis

In a patient with SLE, deposits in this location are typically seen in which class(es) of lupus nephritis?

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This electron microscopy image shows subendothelial deposits (a few mesangial deposits are also present). Subendothelial deposits are typically seen in proliferative lupus nephritis, which can be further classified into class III (focal) or class IV( diffuse) according to the percentage of glomerular involvement by light microscopy.