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.
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.
● 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