IgA Nephropathy

IgA Nephropathy (or IgAN) is a disorder that damages the tiny filters (the glomeruli) of the kidney. IgA is a protein that is normally produced by the body to help fight infection. For reasons that are unclear, this naturally occurring antibody deposits in the kidney filters and causes injury (inflammation) and scarring in the kidney. This is referred to as glomerulonephritis. This leads to leaking of blood (hematuria) and protein (albumin/proteinuria) across the filters in the urine.

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IgA Nephropathy

Other IgA SITES
Foundation for IgA Nephropathy

 

IgA Nephropathy Clinical Trials

IgA TRIAL at Center for Glomerular Diseases