A Review of Chronic Kidney Disease and the Immune System: A Special Form of Immunosenescence

  • Hsu HE, Lang CL W
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Abstract

Immune dysregulation is a common problem and immunosenescence plays a major role in the aged population. Many chronic inflammatory diseases have the same effect in the aged such as chronic HIV-treated patients, tuberculosis patients or those with chronic kidney disease. Chronic kidney disease patients have a high incidence of vascular calcification, accelerated atherosclerosis, loss of appetite, increased muscle catabolism, renal osteodystrophy, and a high prevalence of depression because of the dysregulation of the immune system. These patients have different immune system manifestations compared with aged individuals of the same age; moreover, many geriatric syndromes are observed in this group. This review is an analysis from the nephrology perspective on the relationship between chronic kidney disease and the immune system.

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Hsu HE, Lang CL, W. M. et. al. (2014). A Review of Chronic Kidney Disease and the Immune System: A Special Form of Immunosenescence. Journal of Gerontology & Geriatric Research, 03(02), 1–6. https://doi.org/10.4172/2167-7182.1000144

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