A case report on IgA nephropathy in pregnancy
Keywords:Chronic kidney disease, Hypertension, IgA Nephropathy, Preclampsia, Pregnancy, Preterm Labour
IgA Nephropathy is a primary glomerular disease leading cause of primary glomerulonephritis and one of the important leading cause of secondary hypertension. Pregnancy causes complex pathological changes in patients with IgA nephropathy affecting the renal function leading to secondary hypertension which in turn affects the prognosis of these patients. The association between chronic kidney disease and increased risk of adverse maternal and fetal outcomes which includes pre-eclampsia, accelerated decline in renal function, intrauterine growth retardation, preterm delivery and fetal death, is well recognised. Management of patients with IgA Nephropathy in pregnancy is challenging and thus authors are discussing here a case with successful outcome. Our patient was a known case of IgA Nephropathy and landed up with complications during pregnancy which was manged successfully.
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