IgA Nephropathy is caused by deposition of the protein immunoglobulin A (IgA) inside the filters within the kidney - glomeruli. It is a chronic kidney disease that may progress over a period of 10~20 years, and can lead to end-stage renal disease (ESRD) in which a kidney transplant may be needed. Then, can a person live after this transplant surgery?
The transplant is considered successful if IgAN doesn't occur in the new
transplanted kidney. However, so far, there is not a referenced number to
demonstrate the successful rate of the disease. What's worse, IgAN may come back
in the new kidney.
Study suggests that if all post-transplant IgAN patients receive a biopsy,
this disorder would be detected to recur in up to 50% of cases within the first
10 years. After 10 to 20 years, the disease possibly occur in 100% of them, and
about 5 to 10% of patients may lose their transplanted kidney.
Why will IgAN relapse after the transplant?
The recurrence of the disease is associated with the immune system. IgAN
occurs as a result of immune dysfunction, but the kidney transplant merely aims
at replacing the damaged kidneys other than correct the abnormal immune system.
Therefore, whether you receive a donated kidney, the immune deficiency will
undoubtedly lead to kidney impairment. Even after the surgery, patients cannot
live a normal life.
Is there any choice for IgAN patients to live a better life?
Since we have be clear about the mechanism of the disease, the best therapy
should focus on repairing the kidney impairment and rectifying the immune
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a holistic treatment for IgAN, this therapy can regulate the overall immune
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