Relationship between tonsils and IgA nephropathy as well as indications of tonsillectomy.

@article{Xie2004RelationshipBT,
  title={Relationship between tonsils and IgA nephropathy as well as indications of tonsillectomy.},
  author={Yuansheng Xie and Xiangmei Chen and Shinichi Nishi and Ichiei Narita and Fumitake Gejyo},
  journal={Kidney international},
  year={2004},
  volume={65 4},
  pages={1135-44}
}
Although there are many papers about IgA nephropathy (IgAN) and tonsils, respectively, reviews about the relationship between tonsils, tonsillitis, tonsillectomy, and IgAN are limited. In this review, we introduced the structure, development, and function of tonsils, difference of tonsils with and without IgAN, consistency of both tonsillar IgA and glomerular IgA, the effect of tonsil stimulation, tonsil infection, and tonsillectomy on IgAN showed some evidences in which tonsils were closely… CONTINUE READING
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