IGA Glomerulonephritis


MSH: A chronic form of glomerulonephritis characterized by deposits of predominantly IMMUNOGLOBULIN A in the mesangial area (GLOMERULAR MESANGIUM). Deposits of COMPLEMENT C3 and IMMUNOGLOBULIN G are also often found. Clinical features may progress from asymptomatic HEMATURIA to END-STAGE KIDNEY DISEASE.,CSP: most common cause of primary glomerular disease in Europe, Australia, and United States; lesions formed as a consequence of mesangial formations of immune deposits composed of IgA.,NCI: A chronic autoimmune glomerulonephritis characterized by the deposition of immunoglobulin A in the mesangium of the glomeruli. It is manifested with hematuria and mild proteinuria.

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