Association of hepatitis C seropositivity with increased risk for developing end-stage renal disease.

@article{Tsui2007AssociationOH,
  title={Association of hepatitis C seropositivity with increased risk for developing end-stage renal disease.},
  author={Judith I. Tsui and Eric Vittinghoff and Michael G. Shlipak and Daniel S Bertenthal and John Inadomi and Rudolph A. Rodriguez and Ann M O'Hare},
  journal={Archives of internal medicine},
  year={2007},
  volume={167 12},
  pages={1271-6}
}
BACKGROUND Infection with chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) has been linked to glomerulonephritis. We undertook this study to determine whether having a positive HCV test result was associated with an increased risk for developing treated end-stage renal disease (ESRD). METHODS Using data from Medicare, the Department of Veterans Affairs, and the United States Renal Data System, we performed a retrospective cohort study of 474,369 adult veterans who had serum creatinine levels measured between… CONTINUE READING