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Low or Elevated Secretory IgA: Critical Health Testing You Should Know About by Lisa Lundy Posted Tue 20 Sep 2011 1:53pm With the advent of the internet, consumers and medical researchers like myself have access to a whole host of sound medical literature. This is by far and away one of the most important blog posts I have ever written. The testing I am about to share with you helped to save my daughter’s life. As it would turn out, we would only discover some ... Read on »
IgA Nephropathy Treatment Poll Results by Matt S. Posted Thu 17 Dec 2009 12:00am The results of last week's poll on IgA Nephropathy are in:  90% of individuals correctly identified that the only treatment shown in randomized controlled trials to consistently benefit patients with IgA Nephropathy is ACE-inhibitors and/or ARBs.  The response was pretty divided beyond that, however, with a variable number of individuals (37% in ... Read on »
To biopsy or not to biopsy - IgA by Matt S. Posted Thu 04 Oct 2012 12:00am The topic of IgA nephropathy has been discussed in multiple posts here in the past. IgA is the commonest primary GN with a wide variety of presentations and prognoses ranging from isolated hematuria to a rapidly progressive GN An article and accompanying editorial in this month's JASN would appear to support this approach. This was a r ... Read on »
Treatment of IgA Nephropathy - Update by Matt S. Posted Wed 05 Jun 2013 12:00am Following on from yesterday's update on membranous nephropathy, I thought that this would be a good time to give an update on the treatment of another, very common glomerular disease: IgA nephropathy. IgA has been covered extensively on the RFN before including the history, pathogenesis, diagnosis, features and treatment: collected in this gr ... Read on »
Tonsillectomy for IgA Nephropathy? by Matt S. Posted Thu 12 Jun 2008 12:00am IgA Nephropathy is the most common cause of glomerulonephritis globally. It is especially common in Japan, although some of this prevalence may be due to increased screening (all school children undergo a screening urinalysis as part of their normal workup, and as a result many cases of hematuria which normally would go undetected gets worked ... Read on »
IgA Nephropathy versus Post-Strep Glomerulonephritis by Matt S. Posted Sun 26 Oct 2008 12:00am IgA Nephropathy & Post-Strep Glomerulonephritis (PSGN) are both relatively common causes of glomerulonephritis which can both be associated with upper respiratory infections. How can you tell them apart? One of the most important distinctions can be made in taking a good history: In PSGN, glomerulonephritis typically does not set in until ... Read on »
Fish Oil for IgA Nephropathy? by Matt S. Posted Mon 02 Mar 2009 12:00am Unfortunately, other than blockade of the renin-angiotensin system via ACE-inhibitors and angiotensin receptor blockers, there are not a lot of evidence-based treatment options for IgA Nephropathy. One other potential addition to the therapeutic regimen for IgA Nephropathy--depending on how you interpret the data--is fish oil. Omega-3 fish ... Read on »
Glomerular Density and Predicting Progression in IgA Nephropathy by Matt S. Posted Wed 27 Jan 2010 12:00am IgA nephropathy (IgAN) is an unpredictable beast, and identifying patients who will go on to develop progressive disease can be challenging. The classic predictors of progression, namely heavy proteinuria, CKD, glomerular sclerosis and tubulointerstitial fibrosis, are themselves just markers of advanced disease. There is a real need for better ... Read on »
What causes IgA Nephropathy? by Matt S. Posted Thu 23 Dec 2010 3:47pm IgA nephropathy is the most common cause of glomerulonephritis in countries where renal biopsies are commonly performed. See a previous post on the wide variety of presentations with this syndrome and this review . But what do we know of the actual pathogenesis of this condition? IgA has two subclasses – IgA1 and IgA2, the latter lacks a ... Read on »
blood results levels IgA by peachiemom Posted Wed 16 Mar 2011 2:43pm Hello my name is Linda and I have had a test to check for celiac's the level of this IgA test was 0.5. Does this mean I do not have celiac's? Read on »