Learn About IgA Nephropathy

What is the definition of IgA Nephropathy?
IgA nephropathy is a kidney disorder that occurs when IgA (immunoglobulin A), a protein that helps the body fight infections, settles in the kidneys. IgA nephropathy can occur at any age, even in childhood. After many years, deposits of IgA may cause the kidneys to leak blood and sometimes protein in the urine. In the early stages, IgA nephropathy has no symptoms. The first sign of this condition may be blood in the urine. After 10 to 20 years, the kidneys may show signs of damage and 20-40% of adults develop end-stage kidney disease. In most instances, the cause of this condition is unknown; however, certain disorders have been linked with IgA nephropathy, such as cirrhosis of the liver, celiac disease, and HIV infection. Although IgA nephropathy usually occurs in a family with no other affected members, several cases of familial IgA nephropathy have been reported. Familial IgA nephropathy is suspected to run through families in an autosomal dominant manner and is linked to genetic material on the long arm of chromosome 6 (6q22-23). There is no cure for this condition. Treatment focuses on slowing the disease and preventing complications.
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What are the alternative names for IgA Nephropathy?
  • Nephritis, IGA type
  • IGAN
  • Glomerulonephritis, IGA
  • Berger's disease
  • Berger disease
Who are the top IgA Nephropathy Local Doctors?
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Juntendo University

Hongo, JP 

Hitoshi Suzuki is in Hongo, Japan. Suzuki is rated as an Elite expert by MediFind in the treatment of IgA Nephropathy. He is also highly rated in 7 other conditions, according to our data. His top areas of expertise are IgA Nephropathy, Glomerulonephritis, Nephrotic Syndrome, and Chronic Kidney Disease.

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University Of Leicester

Leicester, ENG, GB 

Jonathan Barratt is in Leicester, United Kingdom. Barratt is rated as an Elite expert by MediFind in the treatment of IgA Nephropathy. He is also highly rated in 4 other conditions, according to our data. His top areas of expertise are IgA Nephropathy, Glomerulonephritis, Chronic Kidney Disease, and Membranous Nephropathy.

 
 
 
 
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UAB Hospital

Birmingham, AL 

Bruce Julian is a Nephrologist in Birmingham, Alabama. Dr. Julian has been practicing medicine for over 47 years and is rated as an Elite doctor by MediFind in the treatment of IgA Nephropathy. He is also highly rated in 7 other conditions, according to our data. His top areas of expertise are IgA Nephropathy, Glomerulonephritis, Kidney Transplant, and Vasculitis. He is board certified in Nephrology and licensed to treat patients in Alabama. Dr. Julian is currently accepting new patients.

What are the latest IgA Nephropathy Clinical Trials?
A Phase 1/2a Dose-Escalating Study to Evaluate the Safety, Tolerability, Pharmacokinetics, and/or Pharmacodynamics of ARO-C3 in Adult Healthy Volunteers and in Adult Patients With Paroxysmal Nocturnal Hemoglobinuria and Adult Patients With Complement-Mediated Renal Disease
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A Phase 2 Study to Evaluate the Safety and Effect on Proteinuria of OMS721 in Subjects With IgA Nephropathy, Lupus Nephritis, Membranous Nephropathy, or C3 Glomerulopathy Including Dense Deposit Disease
What are the Latest Advances for IgA Nephropathy?
Long-term effects of immunosuppression treatment on IgA nephropathy: a systematic review and meta-analysis.
Hydroxychloroquine in IgA nephropathy: a systematic review.
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Pneumocystis pneumonia secondary to intensive immunosuppression treatment for anti-GBM disease complicated with IgA nephropathy: A case report and literature review.