The pathogenesis and treatment of IgA nephropathy.

@article{Kawasaki2008ThePA,
  title={The pathogenesis and treatment of IgA nephropathy.},
  author={Yukihiko Kawasaki},
  journal={Fukushima journal of medical science},
  year={2008},
  volume={54 2},
  pages={43-60}
}
IgA nephropathy (IgAN) is one of the most common causes of glomerulonephritis in the world. The proliferative and crescentic forms of IgA are found in up to 30% of cases and are associated with nephritic-range proteinuria, accelerated hypertension, and accelerated decline toward ESRD. Thus, it is important to investigate the mechanism of the onset of IgAN and to identify the most appropriate treatment. We herein review the pathogenesis and treatment of IgA nephropathy. As to the pathogenesis… CONTINUE READING

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