Definition: A chronic form of glomerulonephritis characterized by deposits of predominantly IMMUNOGLOBULIN A in the mesangial area (GLOMERULAR MESANGIUM). Deposits of COMPLEMENT C3 and IMMUNOGLOBULIN G are also often found. Clinical features may progress from asymptomatic HEMATURIA to END-STAGE KIDNEY DISEASE.
do not confuse X ref BERGER'S DISEASE with BUERGER'S DISEASE see THROMBOANGIITIS OBLITERANS
Other names Nephropathy, IGA; Immunoglobulin A Nephropathy; Berger Disease; Nephropathy, Immunoglobulin A; Nephritides, IGA Type; IGA Type Nephritis; IGA Type Nephritides; IGA Glomerulonephritides; Glomerulonephritides, IGA; Bergers Disease; Nephritis, IGA Type; IGA Nephropathy; IGA Glomerulonephritis; Berger's Disease