Prohost Letter #460 ~ Treating IgA Nephropathy

Prohost Letter #460
Treating IgA Nephropathy
Immunoglobulin A (IgA), the antibody of the immune system known to fight infections, can itself cause two important diseases. It can attack the body causing autoimmune diseases and  can build up glomeruli in the kidneys causing inflammation leading to a devastating disease known as IgA Nephropathy (IgAN) aka Berger’s Nephritis.  IgAN makes it hard for the kidneys to filter the blood waist, which would cause their failure. For several years, the IgAN disease that causes kidney failure was believed to be Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE), which is . . .

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