Revista Cubana de Pediatría
versión On-line ISSN 1561-3119
A literature review was made. Literature issued in the last few years was consulted to go deep into the study of IgA nephropathy and the pathogenic and clinicopathogenic characteristics of the disease and its therapy approach were analyzed. IgA nephropathy is known as the most common cause of glomerular disease, being recurrent hematuria and existence of IgA deposits in the mesangium the most characteristic clinical and pathological signs of the disease. IgA nephropathy is not a bening affection with a chronic and progressive course. Proteinuria is a bad prognosis but there is not any specific efficient treatment for the disease, therefore, this is a challenge for the future.
Palabras llave : GLOMERULONEPHRITIS, IGA [pathology]; GLOMERU-LONEPHRITIS, IGA [drug therapy]; CHILD.