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Can Infection Induce IgA Nephropathy

2015-01-23 15:28

Can Infection Induce IgA NephropathyCan infection induce IgA Nephropathy ? It is known that infection can occured at any time and it can make the disease more complex, but do you know that it also can be the inducer of some disease, such as IgA Nephropathy.

Immunoglobulin A (IgA) is an antibody that plays a key role in your immune system by attacking invading pathogens and fighting infections. But in IgA nephropathy, this antibody collects in the glomeruli, causing inflammation (glomerulonephritis) and gradually affecting their filtering ability. Researchers don't know exactly what causes IgA deposits in the kidneys, but these conditions or factors may be associated with the development of IgA nephropathy:

Genes, because IgA nephropathy is more common in some families and in certain ethnic groups

Liver diseases, including cirrhosis, a condition in which scar tissue replaces normal tissue within the liver, and chronic hepatitis B and C infections

Celiac disease, a digestive condition triggered by eating gluten, a protein found in most grains

Dermatitis herpetiformis, an itchy, blistering skin disease that stems from gluten intolerance

Infections, including HIV infection and some bacterial infections

From the above we know that infection can be one of the inducers of IgA Nephropathy, so we should pay high attention to it in our daily life.

Once the infection induce IgA Nephropathy what should the patient do ?

For patient who are in this situation they should not panic, the first thing they should do is to take actions right now to treat this disease. Immunotherapy aims at correcting the immune disorder, it is very helpful for curing IgA Nephropathy. With the help of this therapy, people can get a chance to live like a normal person.

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