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Challenge Urinary Biomarkers for Lupus Nephritis
Urinary Biomarkers for Lupus Nephritis
STATUS: Awarded
Active Solvers: 134
Posted: Sep 15 2010
Challenge ID: 9701396
 
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Abstract
The Seeker wishes to identify an alternative urine marker, or a combination of markers, for the prediction of renal flares and prognosis in lupus nephritis. This is an Ideation Challenge with a guaranteed award of $ 10,000 USD.
Overview
Lupus nephritis is among the most serious, potentially life threatening manifestations of Systemic Lupus Erythematosus, a multisystem autoimmune disease. Conventional clinical parameters used as biomarkers are not sensitive or specific enough for detecting ongoing disease activity in the kidneys of lupus patients or early relapse of nephritis. The Seeker wishes to identify an alternative urine marker, or a combination of markers, for the prediction of renal flares and prognosis in lupus nephritis.
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