Tonsillectomy and IgA nephritis

Claudio Ponticelli

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IgA nephritis (IgAN) is an autoimmune disease characterized by deposits of IgA in the glomerular mesangium. Clinically, the disease may be punctuated by episodes of macroscopic haematuria often associated with pharingotonsillitis or may be oligosyntomatic with microscopic haematuria and mild proteinuria. The natural course of IgAn may be indolent and benign; however, some 3050 of patients may progress to end-stage renal disease when follow-up is extended to

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2610-2613
Number of pages4
JournalNephrology Dialysis Transplantation
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2012


  • IgA nephritis
  • pathogenesis of IgA nephritis
  • tonsillectomy
  • tonsillitis and IgA nephritis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nephrology
  • Transplantation


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