IgA nephropathy (IgAN), also known as Berger’s disease, is the leading cause of primary glomerulonephritis all over the world. It is autoimmune in origin, characterized by the stimulation of genetically determined formation of concentration of IgA1 with galactose-deficient O-glycans in the hinge-region (Hit 1) in the blood. These stimulate anti-glycan antibody production, followed by binding with the aberrantly glycated IgA1.
IgA Nephropathy / Berger's Disease
Dr Rohit Bhaskar May 11, 2022