immunoglobulin A nephropathy

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immunoglobulin A nephropathy

Abbreviation: IgA n
A form of glomerulonephritis in which immunoglobulin A molecules are deposited in the glomeruli. The disease, more common in boys than girls, may eventually cause renal failure in as many as 40% of patients. It is treated with glucocorticoids.
Synonym: Berger disease See: glomerulonephritis
See also: nephropathy
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