Kidney function preserved with steroidsTreatment with steroids could lead to prevention or delay loss of kidney function in patients with IgA nephropathy, a type of kidney disease. This finding will be disclosed by a study appearing in an upcoming issue of the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology (JASN).

This kidney complication is an autoimmune disease that affects the kidneys and regarded as a major cause of end-stage failure of the kidneys in younger people.

The list of study co-authors included Simeone Andrulli, Lucia Del Vecchio, Francesco Locatelli (Ospedale di Lecco), Antonello Pani (Ospedale di Cagliari), Patrizia Scaini (Ospedale di Brescia), Giambattista Fogazzi (Ospedale Maggiore di Milano), Bruno Vogt (Inselspital di Berna), Vincenzo De Cristofaro (Ospedale di Sondrio), Landino Allegri (Ospedale di Parma), Lino Cirami (Ospedale di Firenze), and Aldo Deni Procaccini (Ospedale di Foggia).