Association between hepatitis B/C viral infection, chronic kidney disease and insulin resistance in individuals undergoing general health screening.

@article{Ishizaka2008AssociationBH,
  title={Association between hepatitis B/C viral infection, chronic kidney disease and insulin resistance in individuals undergoing general health screening.},
  author={Nobukazu Ishizaka and Yuko Ishizaka and George Seki and Ryozo Nagai and Minoru Yamakado and Kazuhiko Koike},
  journal={Hepatology research : the official journal of the Japan Society of Hepatology},
  year={2008},
  volume={38 8},
  pages={
          775-83
        }
}
AIM Previous studies have shown that hepatitis B virus (HBV) and hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection may be associated with glomerulonephritis. METHODS In the current study, we investigated the possible association between HBV/HCV infection, estimated GFR (eGFR) and albuminuria by analyzing cross-sectional data from individuals undergoing general health screening. RESULTS Of 12 535 individuals enrolled, 130 (1.0%) and 72 (0.6%) tested positive for HBV surface antigen and HCV core antigen… CONTINUE READING

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