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5 Facts you should know about

IgA nephropathy

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Primary IgA nephropathy is characterized by the deposition of the IgA antibody in the glomerulus

2

IgA nephropathy can occur at any age, even in childhood

3

It affects men 2-6 times more frequently than women

4

Asians and whites are more likely to be affected

5

In non-aggressive IgA nephropathy, there is traditionally a slow progression to chronic kidney failure in 20%–40% of cases

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