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IgA Nephropathy

  • Editors
  • Anthony R. Clarkson
Book

Part of the Topics in Renal Medicine book series (TIRM, volume 2)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Ronald J. Hogg, Fred G. Silva
    Pages 16-38
  3. Jukka Mustonen, Amos Pasternack
    Pages 47-65
  4. Raja Sinniah
    Pages 66-96
  5. Giuseppe D’amico
    Pages 108-118
  6. Anthony R. Clarkson
    Pages 119-126
  7. Randall A. Allardyce
    Pages 127-156
  8. Hideto Sakai
    Pages 176-187
  9. Steven N. Emancipator, Gloria R. Gallo, Michael E. Lamm
    Pages 188-203
  10. Andrew J. Woodroffe
    Pages 204-213
  11. Anthony R. Clarkson
    Pages 214-224
  12. Yasuhiko Tomino
    Pages 225-233
  13. Andrew J. Woodroffe
    Pages 234-239
  14. Ronald J. Hogg, Abdalla Rifai, Judy B. Splawski, Robert J. Wyatt
    Pages 240-254
  15. Back Matter
    Pages 255-259

About this book

Introduction

IgA nephropathy has, in the course of two decades, become one of the most important renal diseases. Not only is it the most common form of glo­ merulonephritis seen in many countries, its increasing recognition by renal biopsy in this time has allowed sufficient study to conclude that it is also one of the most frequent causes of end-stage renal failure. The clinical features are diverse, and only in a minority do recurrent macroscopic hematuric episodes associated with an upper respiratory tract infection allow a confident clinical diagnosis. All clinicians, from community practitioners to general and specialist internists and surgeons, should be aware of its manifestations in patients of all ages. Its relationship with Henoch-Sch6nlein purpura is especially interesting. The discovery of IgA nephropathy has caused an explosion of interest and research. The disease itself (if indeed it can be regarded as a single entity rather than a syndrome) has been studied extensively by many groups and a synopsis is presented by several of the leaders in this clinical field. Parallel with the increased understanding of the renal disease, there has occurred similar incremental knowledge in such diverse fields as the structure and function of the glomerular mesangium, the biology of mucosal immu­ nity, and the IgA immune response. This book has collected essays on these topics that emphasize their importance in the rclation to the study of IgA nephropathy.

Keywords

biology biopsy children classification cognition diagnosis diseases distribution immune response immunity infection pathogenesis patients renal failure treatment

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