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How Is the Prognosis of Berger's Disease (IgA Nephropathy)

2013-08-26 11:38

What are the long-term effects of the disease?Will I develop kidney failure?These questions are mostly concerned issues for people with Berger's disease. How is the prognosis of Berger's disease?

Berger’s disease

Berger’s disease is also called IgA Nephropathy.It is an autoimmune kidney disorder in which the immunoglobulin A deposits in glomeruli. The immune deposits can cause inflammation of the filtering units in kidneys,thus resulting in a myriad of symptoms and progressive renal function decline.

How is the prognosis of Berger’s disease?

In general,the prognosis of Berger’s disease is not poor, especially among children.However,some patients still can develop Kidney Failure.The prognosis of Berger’s disease varies from individual to individual because it is affected by variables.

Associated complications

Associated complications of Berger’s disease can affect the prognosis of the disease a lot. Two important accelerators of renal function decline are high blood pressure and proteinuria. If the daily proteinuria is above 1g, it is usually associated with a poor prognosis of Berger’s disease.Keeping blood pressure under 130/80mmHg can improve the long-term effects on body.

Then how to control these complications to improve the prognosis of Berger’s disease? Chat with our medical professional for an answer!


The patient’ age can affect the prognosis of Berger’s disease.Children usually have a better prognosis and can have a remission after a period of treatment.However,the adults are at high risk of developing Kidney Failure.


Treatment plays a vital role in affecting prognosis of Berger’s disease. The conventional treatments mainly focus on controlling the symptoms and can slow down the disease progression to some extent.

Immunotherapy is an effective treatment for Berger’s disease.This therapy can treat the disease from the underlying causes and stimulate the self-regeneration of impaired kidney tissues, thus improving renal function remarkably.

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