Viral infections and the kidney: HIV, hepatitis B, and hepatitis C.

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Infection with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), hepatitis B virus (HBV), or hepatitis C virus (HCV) can cause rapidly progressive renal disease, so prompt recognition and management are critical. Viral glomerulonephropathy can now often be successfully managed with a specific combination of antiviral therapy, immunosuppressants, plasmapheresis, angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors, and angiotensin 2 receptor blockers.

Author-supplied keywords

  • Antiretroviral Therapy, Highly Active
  • HIV Infections
  • Hepatitis B
  • Hepatitis C
  • Humans
  • Kidney Failure, Acute
  • Prognosis
  • adverse effects
  • complications
  • etiology

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  • Gerald Appel

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