IgAN has been considered for long a benign disease. Today it is clear that as many as 30-40% of the patients develop renal disease, with ensuing significant social and financial impact. In western societies, IgAN is responsible of as much as 7-10% of End-Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) patients on substitution treatment. IgAN occurs at any age, but most commonly the age of onset is in the second or third decade of life. Males are more often affected than females, with a male:female ratio of 2:1. Most patients with IgAN present microscopic hematuria with or without mild proteinuria. About 40% of patients have episodes of macroscopic hematuria.
Internal Medicine Open Access, an official journal of OMICS group international publishes all the articles related to IgA Nephropathy. The journal is subjecting all the received manuscripts to a strict peer review process. The articles published in the journal are Open Access i.e, freely accessible to readers all around the world. Internal Medicine Open Access is maintaining the quality of articles through its strict peer review process.
Last date updated on July, 2014