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Semin Nephrol. 2004 May;24(3):269-86.

Pediatric IgA nephropathies: clinical aspects and therapeutic approaches.

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  • 1Children's Foundation Research Center at the Le Bonheur Children's Medical Center and the Department of Pediatrics, University of Tennessee Health Sciences Center, Memphis, TN, USA.


The pediatric IgA nephropathies are IgA nephrothapy (Berger's Disease) and Henoch-Schönlein purpura nephritis. Both conditions are reviewed in detail with respect to epidemiology, clinical features, outcome, prognostic markers, and therapeutic approaches. For both conditions variable disease severity and outcome along with the lack of conclusive evidence for efficacy of treatment based on randomized clinical trials makes it difficult to make strong recommendations regarding therapy.

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