Proteinuria-Reducing Effects of Tonsillectomy Alone in IgA Nephropathy Recurring After Kidney Transplantation
IgA nephropathy commonly recurs post-transplant, causing proteinuria, and in some cases, graft dysfunction and failure. In this study, patients with IgA nephropathy underwent protocol biopsies to detect recurrence. Tonsillectomy was offered to patients with significant proteinuria who did not respond to RAS inhibition. Proteinuria significantly decreased in those patients who agreed to tonsillectomy.