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Berger's Disease

Alternate Names : IgA Nephropathy, Berger's Nephropathy

Berger's Disease | Symptoms & Signs | Diagnosis & Tests | Prevention & Expectations | Treatment & Monitoring

How is the disease diagnosed?

Diagnosis of Berger's disease begins with a medical history and physical exam. A urine test called a urinalysis will show blood, and often protein, in the urine. This often makes the healthcare provider suspect Berger's disease. A blood test can be done to measure the level of IgA antibodies, which is often higher than normal.

A kidney biopsy is usually needed to confirm the diagnosis. This involves inserting a special needle through the skin of the back and into the kidney. A small piece of kidney is removed with the needle. This piece can then be sent to the lab for examination.

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Author: Rajnish K. Dhingra, MD
Reviewer: Barbara Mallari, RN, BSN, PHN
Date Reviewed: 08/06/01

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