Which physical findings are characteristic of immunoglobulin A (IgA) nephropathy?

Updated: Feb 15, 2018
  • Author: Sohail Abdul Salim, MD, FASN, FACP; Chief Editor: Vecihi Batuman, MD, FASN  more...
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Physical examination findings in patients with IgA nephropathy are usually unremarkable. A minority of patients present with hypertension. More commonly, however, hypertension manifests later in the course of the disease or when patients develop chronic kidney disease and end-stage renal disease (ESRD). Nephrotic syndrome could manifest as edema in lower extremities.


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