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Berger's disease

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A renal syndrome prevalent in male, mean age of onset 28 years. Characterized by glomerulonephritis associated with haematuria, extensive mesangial IgA deposits (the characteristic pathologic feature), and a variety of glomerular lesions. It is believed to be the most common form of primary glomerular disease throughout the world. The syndrome is now regarded as a form of the Henoch-Schönlein syndrome.


  • J. Berger, N. Hinglais:
    Les dépôts intercapillaires d'IgA-IgG.
    Journal d'urologie et de nephrologie, Paris, 1968, 74: 694-695.
  • J. Berger:
    IgA glomerular deposits in renal disease.
    Transplantation Proceedings, Norwalk, Connexticut, 1969, 1: 939-944.
  • J. Berger, H. Yaneva, B. Nabarra, C. Barbanel:
    Recurrence of mesangial deposition of IgA after renal transplantation.
    Kidney International 1975, 7: 232-241.
  • J. Berger, H. Yaneva, B. Nabarra:
    Glomerular changes in patients with cirrhosis of the liver.
    Advances in Nephrology From the Necker Hospital, Chicago, 1978, 7: 1-4.

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