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Berger's Disease Symptoms in Children

Berger's Disease Symptoms in ChildrenBerger’s Disease is also called IgA Nephropathy, which may occur in each age group. Also, it affects children. Over years, IgA Nephropathy causes the kidneys to leak blood and sometimes protein in urine, as well as other symptoms. If your child happen to suffer from Berger’s Disease, he or she may suffer from the following possible symptoms.

Blood in Urine

Blood in urine, also known as hematuria refers to the presence of blood in the urine. This can either be in small amounts (microhematuria) or large amounts (gross hematuria or macrohematuria). Usually, some triggers, such as fever, infection, inflammation or flu etc, related to immune disorder will promote this symptoms.

Protein in Urine

Protein in urine, also called proteinuria, means the protein leakage in the urine. The amount of excess protein is measured during a urinalysis and is considered high if the protein level is more than 150 mg a day. The kidneys usually filters out the wastes and keep the proteins, but IgA Nephropathy damages the kidney and make proteins leaking into urine. Usually, proteinuria comes along with the hematuria.

Flank Pain

When a child is suffering from IgA Nephropathy, flank pain is also very common. The pain involves with a mild backache or even a severe shooting pain. Compared with protein in urine and blood in urine, flank pain is less commonly to see in children.


If a child is diagnosed with Berger’s Disease, he or she may feel less energetic and sometimes is associated with a slight fever sore throat, or headache. If this symptoms is too severe, children may have no emotion to study or exercise.

Itching Skin

Itching skin is also a common sign for Childhood Berger’s Disease. When IgA deposits in the blood, it may affect all system of the body. Once it affects the skin, itching will be a trouble.

If your children have more than 2 of the mentioned symptoms, you are suggested to bring her or him for medical check.

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