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How common is IgA nephropathy and who is more likely to get

  How common is IgA nephropathy and who is more likely to get the disease?
 
  IgA nephropathy is one of the most common kidney diseases, other than those caused by diabetes or high blood pressure.1
 
  IgA nephropathy can occur at any age, although the first evidence of kidney disease most frequently appears when people are in their teens to late 30s.2 IgA nephropathy in the United States is twice as likely to appear in men than in women.3 While found in people all over the world, IgA nephropathy is more common among Asians and Caucasians.4
 
  A person may be more likely to develop IgA nephropathy if
 
  he or she has a family history of IgA nephropathy or Henoch-Schönlein purpura—a disease that causes small blood vessels in the body to become inflamed and leak
 
  he is a male in his teens to late 30s
 
  he or she is Asian or Caucasian

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