IgA Nephropathy is sometimes called "Berger's Disease," because a French physician named Berger was one of the first to describe the disease.In many parts of the world, IgA nephropathy is the most common form of glomerulonephritis--a disease that damages the tiny filtering units of the kidney, called glomeruli. The damage caused by IgA nephropathy results from abnormal deposits of a protein called "IgA" in the glomeruli.
Berger's disease usually occurs in people between the ages of 15 and 35. It is more common in Native Americans than in any other ethnic group. It is rare in black people and more common in Caucasians. Berger's disease is the leading cause of acute kidney disease in young people in the United States, Europe, and Japan. It is more common in Asia and Australia than in the U.S. Males are more often affected than women.
How to treat IgA Nephropathy(Berger's Disease)--Autoimmune Kidney Damage with the latest therapy
Usually, with low immunity, immune disorder may occur after a person getting infection or fever. The immune disorder will cause over reaction of the immune system. IgA and immune complexes will circulate with blood circulation. In case of IgA Nephropathy, massive immune complexes including IgA and IgA become deposited on the mesangial area of the kidneys, causing damage to the kidneys.
So far, the most effective therapy for this disease is known as Immunotherapy. Under this treatment, the excess immune response will be stopped, deposits of immune complex will be degraded and discharged out of the body, kidney function will get recovered, and immune system can be rebuilt. To what extent can you recover with Immunotherapy? Feel free to Contact Us.