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A 34-year-old male asked:

How can i have iga nephropathy with daily microhematuria and proteinuria but a gfr of >90%. doesn't hematuria always equal kidney damage?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
Not at all: Most patients with kidney disease have normal GFR. The estimated GFR on your lab slip is subscientific anyway. About 75% of IgA neohropathy patients have normal GFR and usually have little trouble.

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