Hematuria and IgA Nephropathy

  • Giuseppe D’amico


Persistent asymptomatic microscopic hematuria with mild proteinuria, usually found by a chance urinalysis, or, in a subgroup of patients, recurrent episodes of macroscopic hematuria closely associated with respiratory tract infections are the presenting clinical symptoms of the most common idiopathic chronic glomerular disease. This illness is characterized morphologically by diffuse mesangial deposition of IgA with mesangial expansion and proliferation and is therefore called IgA nephropathy or Berger’s disease (since it was first described by Berger, a French investigator, in 1968).


Sodium Cromoglycate Microscopic Hematuria Macroscopic Hematuria Mesangial Proliferation Mesangial Deposition 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Giuseppe D’amico
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  1. 1.Divisione di NefrologiaOspedale San Carlo Borromeo-MilanoMilanoItaly

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