What are the Kidney Disease: Improving Global Outcomes (KDIGO) guidelines for evaluation 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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In its clinical practice guidelines for glomerulonephritis, Kidney Disease: Improving Global Outcomes (KDIGO) recommends the following for patients with IgA nephropathy [26] :

  • All patients should be assessed by biopsy for secondary causes of IgA nephropathy
  • Risk of progressession should be evaluated by measurement of proteinuria, blood pressure, and estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) at the time of diagnosis and during follow-up
  • Pathological findings can be used to assess prognosis

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