Causes of IgA nephropathy
IgA nephropathy: Related Medical Conditions
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IgA nephropathy: Causes and Types
Causes of Broader Categories of IgA nephropathy: Review the causal information about the various more general categories of medical conditions:
IgA nephropathy as a symptom:
Conditions listing IgA nephropathy
as a symptom may also be potential underlying causes of IgA nephropathy.
Our database lists the following as having
IgA nephropathy as a symptom of that condition:
What causes IgA nephropathy?
Causes: IgA nephropathy:
The IgA protein is a normal part of the body's system to protect
against disease (the immune system). We do not know what causes IgA
deposits in the glomeruli. But, since IgA nephropathy may run in families,
genetic factors probably contribute to the disease.
(Source: excerpt from IgA Nephropathy: NIDDK)
Medical news summaries relating to IgA nephropathy:
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As with all medical conditions,
there may be many causal factors.
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