What is the role of calcitriol in the treatment of immunoglobulin A (IgA) neuropathy?

Updated: Feb 15, 2018
  • Author: Sohail Abdul Salim, MD, FASN, FACP; Chief Editor: Vecihi Batuman, MD, FASN  more...
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A study by Liu examined the effect of calcitriol on urinary protein excretion in patients with IgA nephropathy. The study found that adding calcitriol to a renin-angiotensin system inhibitor resulted in a safe decrease in proteinuria. [37]


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