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Re: i'm looking for info. regarding a disease which sounds like ashbergers. it is effecting a 14 year old. any help would be appreciated.

Re: i'm looking for info. regarding a disease which sounds like ashbergers. it is effecting a 14 year old. any help would be appreciated.

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Posted by karen on July 01, 2000 at 19:10:47:

In Reply to: Re: i'm looking for info. regarding a disease which sounds like ashbergers. it is effecting a 14 year old. any help would be appreciated. posted by helen on May 07, 2000 at 17:27:16:

:
: : : what is berger's disease ???

: : Berger's disease is an autoimmune disorder which
: affects the kidney's by depositing the IgA
: antibody
: : in the linings of the kidney's "filters." This
: disease affects predomininately caucasian men,
: teens to thirties.
: : The more medical term for the disease is IgA
: Nephropathy.

: : The most common symptoms in the onset
: stage(40-50%) is acute pain in the lower back and
: dark red urine. This is commonly
: : follows an upper-respiratory infection.

: : The diagnosis for the disease varies in the
: stage of it. It can lead to severe
: : kidney damage and eventually failure leading to
: dialysis or kidney replacement.

: :
: : I have the disease and experienced the common
: symptoms when I got it. I too
: : would appreciate more information. I most likely
: will be undergoing a
: : kidney biopsy soon, at age 21, and fear what the
: future holds.

Helen, Perhaps the condition you refer to is asperger's? Try some research using that term.


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