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IgA Nephropathy

Treatment of IgA Nephropathy – Update

Following on from yesterday’s update on membranous nephropathy, I thought that this would be a good time to give an update on the treatment of another, very common glomerular disease: IgA nephropathy. IgA has been covered extensively on…

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Image of the Month – GN with a twist

A man in his 30s with no significant medical history presented to the ED following a fainting episode. Routine screening found an abnormal creatinine, hematuria and proteinuria. Serological work-up including complements were negative. In view of a slowly…

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To biopsy or not to biopsy – IgA

The topic of IgA nephropathy has been discussed in multiple posts here in the past. IgA is the commonest primary GN with a wide variety of presentations and prognoses ranging from isolated hematuria to a rapidly progressive GN….

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When IgA-ttacks!

To many of us IgA nephropathy (IgAN) is a disease to be watched and monitored.  Most cases of IgAN in which the clinical course is aggressive occur with one of two atypical presentations: 1. Acute kidney injury (AKI)…

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NKF Spring Clinical Meeting – IgA

The NKF Spring Clinical meeting started today in Las Vegas. I thought I’d share of the interesting highlights from some of the talks I’ve attended. This post relates to Dr Appel’s lecture on IgA nephropathy, where he described…

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What causes IgA Nephropathy?

IgA nephropathy is the most common cause of glomerulonephritis in countries where renal biopsies are commonly performed. See a previous post on the wide variety of presentations with this syndrome and this review. But what do we know…

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