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.

Common symptoms reported by people with IgA Nephropathy

Common symptoms
How bad it is
What people are taking for it

Reports may be affected by other conditions and/or medication side effects. We ask about general symptoms (anxious mood, depressed mood, insomnia, fatigue, and pain) regardless of condition.
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Treatments taken by people with IgA Nephropathy

You’ve tried
Treatment name(s)
Type
How many have tried
Tried for
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Treatment name(s)

(Cortancyl, Deltasone, Encorton) 4 more
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
11
Tried for
IgA Nephropathy (11)
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Treatment name(s)

(Angioten, Covance, Cozaar) 1 more
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
3
Tried for
IgA Nephropathy (3)
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Treatment name(s)

(Advantan, Medrol, Medrol DosePak) 7 more
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
3
Tried for
IgA Nephropathy (3)
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Treatment name(s)

(Ascenta NutraSea, CVS Fish Oil, Lindberg Ultra Concentrat Fish 0il) 10 more
Type
Supplement
How many have tried
2
Tried for
IgA Nephropathy (2)
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Treatment name(s)
Type
Surgery
How many have tried
2
Tried for
IgA Nephropathy (2)
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Treatment name(s)

(Acetaminophen cream, Alvedon, Atasol-500) 36 more
Type
Over the Counter Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
Pain (1)
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Treatment name(s)

(Acidophilus Pearls, Acidophilus pectin, Acidophilus plus Bifidus) 6 more
Type
Supplement
How many have tried
1
Tried for
Fatigue (1)
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Treatment name(s)

(Apo-Atorvastatin, Aspavor, Atorsave F) 3 more
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
IgA Nephropathy (1)
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Treatment name(s)

(Azapress, Azasan, Imuran) 2 more
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
IgA Nephropathy (1)
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Treatment name(s)

(APO-Citalopram, Alcytan, Celexa) 15 more
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
Depressed mood (1)

Data from patients with IgA Nephropathy, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Compare treatments taken by people with IgA Nephropathy

You’ve tried
Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
How many evaluations
Tried for
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Treatment name(s)

(Cortancyl, Deltasone, Encorton) 4 more
Perceived effectiveness
for IgA Nephropathy (2 evaluations)
Side effects
Constant hunger Immune system weak 5 more
How many evaluations
2
Tried for
IgA Nephropathy (11)
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Treatment name(s)

(Angioten, Covance, Cozaar) 1 more
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
How many evaluations
0
Tried for
IgA Nephropathy (3)
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Treatment name(s)

(Advantan, Medrol, Medrol DosePak) 7 more
Perceived effectiveness
for IgA Nephropathy (2 evaluations)
Side effects
Depressed mood Eyes water (tearing) 6 more
How many evaluations
2
Tried for
IgA Nephropathy (3)
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Treatment name(s)

(Ascenta NutraSea, CVS Fish Oil, Lindberg Ultra Concentrat Fish 0il) 10 more
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
How many evaluations
0
Tried for
IgA Nephropathy (2)
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Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
How many evaluations
0
Tried for
IgA Nephropathy (2)
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Treatment name(s)

(Acetaminophen cream, Alvedon, Atasol-500) 36 more
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
How many evaluations
0
Tried for
Pain (1)
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Treatment name(s)

(Acidophilus Pearls, Acidophilus pectin, Acidophilus plus Bifidus) 6 more
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
How many evaluations
0
Tried for
Fatigue (1)
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Treatment name(s)

(Apo-Atorvastatin, Aspavor, Atorsave F) 3 more
Perceived effectiveness
for IgA Nephropathy (1 evaluation)
Side effects
How many evaluations
1
Tried for
IgA Nephropathy (1)
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Treatment name(s)

(Azapress, Azasan, Imuran) 2 more
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
How many evaluations
0
Tried for
IgA Nephropathy (1)
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Treatment name(s)

(APO-Citalopram, Alcytan, Celexa) 15 more
Perceived effectiveness
for Depressed mood (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Diarrhea
How many evaluations
1
Tried for
Depressed mood (1)

Data from patients with IgA Nephropathy, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Who has IgA Nephropathy on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 1
20s 8
30s 71
40s 74
50s 38
60s 14
70+ 0

Gender

Distribution of females vs. males

57% Females
43% Males
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 16
20-29 years 20
30-39 years 14
40-49 years 4
50-59 years 4
60-69 years 1
70+ years 0

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 83
Not Diagnosed 5

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