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HOW IS IGA NEPHROPATHY DIAGNOSED?

The first sign of IgAN is often blood in urine. Should this occur, you should immediately consult your doctor. If your doctor suspects IgAN, he or she will most likely order urine tests as well as a kidney biopsy which is the only way to confirm the diagnosis with certainty

References

  • Hall, Y.N., Fuentes, E.F., Chertow, G.M. et al. Race/ethnicity and disease severity in IgA nephropathy. BMC Nephrol 5, 10 (2004). https://doi.org/10.1186/1471-2369-5-10
  • Kiryluk K, Li Y, Sanna-Cherchi S, Rohanizadegan M, Suzuki H, et al. (2012) Geographic Differences in Genetic Susceptibility to IgA Nephropathy: GWAS Replication Study and Geospatial Risk Analysis. PLoS Genet 8(6): e1002765. doi:10.1371/journal.pgen.1002765