IgA Nephropathy

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  • Co-pay, Co-insurance & Deductibles
  • Office visits and administration charges related to treatment

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Eligibility Requirements
  • Household Income Requirements 400% or less of Federal Poverty Guideline (FPG) (adjusted for Cost of Living Index (COLI) and number in household)
  • Insurance Requirements All Insurance Types
  • Must reside and receive treatment in the United States.

About IgA Nephropathy

IgA Nephropathy, or Berger’s disease, is a condition where IgA, a protein that helps fight infection, causes damage to the glomeruli in the kidneys. The glomeruli are tiny filtering units within the kidneys where the blood is cleaned. The IgA protein gets stuck inside the glomeruli causing inflammation. This inflammation causes the kidneys to leak blood and protein into the urine. Over the course of many years, the kidneys can lose function, and this leads to kidney failure. When the kidneys fail, the person dialysis or a kidney transplant.

While the cause of IgA Nephropathy is not clear, it appears to be an immune response to an outside trigger, such as viruses. IgA Nephropathy is one of the most common kidney diseases.

In some cases, it seems to cluster in certain families and in certain areas in the world. Genetic factors may also play a role in causing the disease.  IgA Nephropathy is more likely to occur in men. It affects at least 2.5 of every 100,000 people worldwide.

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