November 22, 2009

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.

Renal Transplantation

  • walid afifi

    interesting study, my question about tonsillectomy in IGA nephropathy before transplantation has a role in decreasing protenuria or not/