IgA nephropathy

Peters, Michael
June 2004
BMA A-Z Family Medical Encyclopedia;2004, p407
Reference Entry
An encyclopedia entry for the term "IgA nephropathy" is presented. It refers to a kidney disease that mainly affects children and young men. The condition causes haematuria and in which deposits of IgA immunoglobulins are found within the kidneys. Treatment of this disease may involve corticosteroid drugs and immuno-suppressant drugs, in addition to treatment to relieve any symptoms.


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