Steroids help kidney patients preserve kidney functionAccording to a study appearing in an issue of the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology (JASN), patients with IgA nephropathy can benefit from use of steroids. It was revealed by the study that individuals suffering from the kidney disease can prevent or delay loss of kidney function with steroids.

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).

The kidney complication is an autoimmune disease, which is regarded as a major cause of end-stage failure of the kidneys in younger people.