Natural history of immunoglobulin A nephropathy and predictive factors of prognosis: a long-term follow up of 204 cases in China.

@article{Lv2008NaturalHO,
  title={Natural history of immunoglobulin A nephropathy and predictive factors of prognosis: a long-term follow up of 204 cases in China.},
  author={Ji-cheng Lv and Hong Zhang and Yang Zhou and Guangtao Li and Wanzhong Zou and Haiyan Wang},
  journal={Nephrology},
  year={2008},
  volume={13 3},
  pages={242-6}
}
AIM Immunoglobulin A nephropathy (IgAN) is the most common primary glomerulonephritis worldwide. However, its natural history and risk factors are not well understood. Our aim was to identify the clinical and pathological factors that could predict disease prognosis in Chinese patients. METHODS We studied 204 biopsy-diagnosed IgAN patients, who were followed for an average of 6.1 years (range, 4-15 years). Chronic kidney disease (CKD) classified according to the Kidney Disease Outcomes… CONTINUE READING

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