PREVENTION SPOTLIGHT: HER2 May Be Biomarker of Kidney Disease in Children, Teens with Lupus, Study Suggests
High levels of a protein called HER2 in the urine can help identify children and adolescents with
who are at risk of serious kidney complications, a study suggests.
While the study is still ongoing, the finding suggests that the use of approved HER2 inhibitors such as Tyverb (
) or Herceptin (
) may also be beneficial for
pediatric lupus patients
. Additional studies are still warranted to further confirm the therapeutic activity of these medicines for lupus patients.
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