Association of Hepatitis C Virus Infection With Risk of ESRD: A Population-Based Study
American Journal of Kidney Diseases, 05/07/2012
Su FH et al. – Patients with chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection are at greater risk of developing end–stage renal disease (ESRD) than individuals without chronic HCV infection. In addition, the risk of developing ESRD is highest in younger patients with HCV infection. Early renal screening programs should be initiated for this high–risk group of young individuals with chronic HCV infection.