Effect of tonsillectomy plus steroid pulse therapy on clinical remission of IgA nephropathy: a controlled study.

@article{Komatsu2008EffectOT,
  title={Effect of tonsillectomy plus steroid pulse therapy on clinical remission of IgA nephropathy: a controlled study.},
  author={Hiroyuki Komatsu and Shouichi Fujimoto and Seiichiro Hara and Yuji Sato and Kazuhiro Yamada and Kazuo Kitamura},
  journal={Clinical journal of the American Society of Nephrology : CJASN},
  year={2008},
  volume={3 5},
  pages={1301-7}
}
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES Few well-designed investigations have examined how tonsillectomy plus steroid pulse therapy affects IgA nephropathy. A prospective, controlled study therefore was performed to compare the effects of combined therapy with those of steroid pulse alone in patients with IgA nephropathy. DESIGN, SETTING, PARTICIPANTS, & MEASUREMENTS Fifty-five patients were followed up for 54.0 +/- 21.2 mo. Thirty-five of them underwent tonsillectomy and steroid pulse therapy (group C… CONTINUE READING
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