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IgA Nephropathy

Names

IgA Nephropathy
Berger’s Disease

Description

A kidney disease that occurs when the antibody immunoglobulin A lodges in the kidneys. This results in local inflammation that may inhibit the kidneys’ ability to filter wastes from the blood over time.

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Prevalence

2.5 per 100,000 persons

Typical Age of onset

IgA Nephropathy typically affects young adults, but can also occur in children and the elderly.

Symptoms

●      Cola or tea-colored urine

●      Repeated episodes of cola or tea-colored urine, sometimes even visible blood in the urine, normally during or after an upper-respiratory or other type of infection

●      Pain in the side(s) of the back below the ribs (flank)

●      Swelling of the hands and feet

●      High blood pressure