IgA Nephropathy

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What is IgA Nephropathy?

IgA nephropathy is a chronic autoimmune glomerulonephritis characterized by the deposition of antibodies to a protein called IgA in the glomeruli of the kidney, the structures that are the first step in filtering blood to from urine. It is the most common cause of primary glomerulonephritis.

What is it like to have IgA Nephropathy?

Common symptoms How bad it is What people are taking for it
Individual Therapy, Lorazepam
Nothing reported yet
Hydrocodone, Acetaminophen (Paracetamol), Oxycodone-Acetaminophen
Nothing reported yet
Vitamin D3 Prescription (cholecalciferol), Acidophilus, Darbepoetin Alfa
Sertraline, Citalopram, Bupropion

What do patients take to treat IgA Nephropathy and its symptoms?

Treatments reported by members Perceived effectiveness Overall rating of side effects # of Evaluations

(Pulmison, Pronizon, Deltasone, Encorton)


(Wockhardt Methylprednisolone, Urbason solubile, Advantan, Medrol)


(Endoxan, Cytoxan, HiCY (High Intensity Cytoxan))


These charts show data from IgA Nephropathy patients’ latest treatment evaluations
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  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Who has IgA Nephropathy on PatientsLikeMe?

  • 210 patients have this condition
  • 0 new patients joined this month
  • 68 say IgA Nephropathy is their primary condition

Age Proportion # of patients
<20 0
20s 10
30s 66
40s 73
50s 31
60s 12
70+ 0


Distribution of females vs. males

56% Females
44% Males
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 17
20-29 years 14
30-39 years 14
40-49 years 3
50-59 years 3
60-69 years 1
70+ years 0

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 75
Not Diagnosed 4

These charts show data from IgA Nephropathy patients who have completed their condition history
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