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Does IgA Nephropathy Patient with GFR Less Than 10% Need Transplant

Does IgA Nephropathy Patient with GFR Less Than 10% Need TransplantWith IgA Nephropathy, patients’ glomerular filtration rate (GFR) is more likely to decline gradually. When GFR is less than 10%, it must mean kidney disease has aggravated into end stage. In this case, patients may be recommended to do kidney transplant.

IgA Nephropathy patients with GFR less than 10%

GFR refers to the amount of blood filtered by glomeruli every minute. According to GFR, IgA Nephropathy is divided into five stages. In end stage of IgA Nephropathy, remaining kidney functioning tissues are not enough to maintain patients’ basic life. Then, some renal replacement therapies are needed to prolong patients’ life expectancy.

Kidney transplant for IgA Nephropathy patients

IgA Nephropathy is caused by deposits of immunoglobulin A (IgA) in glomerular mesangial area. This is due to immune disorder. When kidney function is less than 10%, kidney transplant is one treatment option that can provide a chance to save IgA Nephropathy patients’ life. However, the abnormal immune system may lead immune complexes to build up in the transplanted kidney again, and then transplanted kidney fails to work again. According to clinical research, the recurrence rate of IgA Nephropathy is high after kidney transplant.

Alternative treatments to kidney transplant for IgA Nephropathy patients

If patients still have urine, Immunotherapy is recommended. This therapy can help remove immune complexes, regulate immune system and repair damaged kidney cells for IgA Nephropathy patients. Then, patients’ kidney function can be increased to some extent.

If patients don’t have urine, they can try Stem Cell Therapy. Stem Cell Therapy can help rebuild kidney structure and improve patients’ illness condition effectively.

To learn more about kidney transplant for IgA Nephropathy patients or these two therapies, you can consult the doctor online directly or email to

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