Treatment of pediatric IgA nephropathy

Keith K. Lau, Lavjay Butani

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Abstract

IgA nephropathy is the most common chronic glomerulopathy in children and young adults. Although most of the early studies on pediatric IgA nephropathy concluded that it was a benign condition, more recent data have shown that a significant proportion of children progress to end-stage renal disease. It is now obvious that IgA nephropathy in children is not as benign as previously thought. Physicians who care for children with IgA nephropathy should be aware of this risk of progression to renal insufficiency and make treatment a priority. Strict attention should be given to modify any coexisting morbidities that may further predispose young patients to renal deterioration. The pharmacologic agents and therapeutic options used to manage this common disease are reviewed, and a recommended approach is presented.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)70-76
Number of pages7
JournalHong Kong Journal of Nephrology
Volume9
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - 2007

Keywords

  • Chronic glomerulopathy
  • End-stage renal disease
  • Pediatric IgA nephropathy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nephrology

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