A novel classification for IgA nephropathy

Kidney Int. 2009 Sep;76(5):477-80. doi: 10.1038/ki.2009.206.


IgA nephropathy is a common glomerulonephritis. About 30% of patients develop end-stage kidney disease within 20 years. A strategy for predicting prognosis from biopsy-based pathological evaluation has not been well established because of lack of reproducibility and inappropriate categorization. The new Oxford classification of IgA nephropathy provides a histopathological grading system with reproducibility for prediction of renal prognosis of IgA nephropathy independent of the clinical features. The classification must be validated in the different cohorts.

Publication types

  • Comment

MeSH terms

  • Glomerular Filtration Rate
  • Glomerulonephritis, IGA / classification*
  • Glomerulonephritis, IGA / drug therapy
  • Glomerulonephritis, IGA / pathology
  • Humans
  • Renin-Angiotensin System / drug effects
  • Renin-Angiotensin System / physiology
  • Reproducibility of Results
  • World Health Organization