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5 Facts you should know about

IgA nephropathy

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1

Primary IgA nephropathy is characterized

by deposition of the IgA antibody in the glomerulus.

2

IgA nephropathy can occur

at any age, even in childhood.

3

It affects men 2-6 times more frequently than women.

4

Asians and whites are more likely to be affected.

5

In non-aggressive IgA nephropathy

there is traditionally a slow progression to chronic kidney failure in 20–40% of cases.

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