Pediatric IgA Nephropathy Follow-up

Updated: Jun 03, 2022
  • Author: Mohammad Ilyas, MD, FAAP; Chief Editor: Craig B Langman, MD  more...
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Follow-up

Further Outpatient Care

Routine follow-up is important for monitoring the progression of disease. Medications must be taken as prescribed.

A healthy diet and lifestyle is important. Patients should avoid obesity, smoking, and other activities that negatively influence the cardiovascular system.

Inpatient care is not necessary in patients with immunoglobulin A (IgA) nephropathy, except for complications of renal failure, hypertension, dialysis, or renal transplantation. No specific change of medication is necessary to transition from inpatient to outpatient therapy. No transfer is necessary.

No methods for deterrence or prevention of IgA nephropathy are known.