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, fatigue, pain, and stress) regardless of condition.
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Treatments taken by people for IgA nephropathy

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

(Prednisone Intensol)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
122
Tried for
IgA nephropathy (2)

Data from patients with IgA nephropathy, who have ever reported treatments, ordered by their reporting frequency during the last 5 years.
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Compare treatments taken by people with IgA nephropathy

Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Total evaluations
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Prednisone Intensol)
Perceived effectiveness
for IgA nephropathy (1 evaluation)
Side effects
shingles (herpes zoster)
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
IgA nephropathy (2)
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Data from patients with IgA nephropathy, who have ever reported treatments, ordered by their reporting frequency during the last 5 years.
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Who has IgA nephropathy on PatientsLikeMe?

  • 0 new patients joined this month
  • 180 say IgA nephropathy is their primary condition

Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 2
20s 18
30s 59
40s 109
50s 96
60s 37
70+ 8
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 19
20-29 years 24
30-39 years 18
40-49 years 7
50-59 years 4
60-69 years 0
70+ years 0

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 132
Female 199

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 102
Not Diagnosed 6

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