Fast Five Quiz: IgA Nephropathy Presentation and Diagnosis

A. Brent Alper, Jr, MD, MPH


September 18, 2023

Immunoglobulin A (IgA) nephropathy is one of the leading causes of renal failure and is a common type of glomerulonephritis that is caused by the deposition of IgA immunoglobulins in the glomerular mesangium. This results in damage to the basement membrane that manifests as hematuria and renal insufficiency. Although IgA nephropathy is a common disease, data on prevalence are inaccurate. Disease management involves an interprofessional team to evaluate and treat patients with this condition.

How much do you know about the presentation and diagnosis of IgA nephropathy? Test your knowledge with this quick quiz.


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