February 1, 2014

Hepatitis C virus infection in nephrology patients.

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Hepatitis C virus infection in nephrology patients.

J Nephropathol. 2013 Oct;2(4):217-233

Authors: Rostaing L, Izopet J, Kamar N

Context: Hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection leads to chronic liver disease, but also to extra-hepatic manifestations. Evidence Acquisitions: Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ), Google Scholar, Pubmed (NLM), LISTA (EBSCO) and Web of Science have been searched. Results: Herein, we provide an overview of renal diseases related to HCV and their therapies, as well as the treatment options available for HCV (+)/RNA (+) dialysis patients. We will not mention, however, HCV infection-related complications in the post-kidney transplantation setting. Conclusions: Extra-hepatic manifestations of HCV infection include mixed cryoglobulinemia, lymphoproliferative disorders, and renal disease. HCV infection has been reported in association with distinct histological patterns of glomerulonephritis in native kidneys.

PMID: 24475454 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]

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