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Surgery isn't used to treat mild or moderate symptoms of lupus. But it may be considered for people who have permanent, life-threatening kidney damage. A kidney transplant or kidneydialysis may be done instead of continuing long-term treatment with high doses of medicines that have serious side effects.

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