Hepatitis C virus infection and the prevalence of renal insufficiency.

  title={Hepatitis C virus infection and the prevalence of renal insufficiency.},
  author={Lorien S. Dalrymple and Thomas D. Koepsell and Joshua Sampson and Tin Louie and Jason A. Dominitz and Bessie Ann Young and Bryan R Kestenbaum},
  journal={Clinical journal of the American Society of Nephrology : CJASN},
  volume={2 4},
BACKGROUND Hepatitis C virus (HCV) is associated with pathologic changes in the kidney. However, the association between HCV and renal dysfunction is not well defined. DESIGN, SETTING, PARTICIPANTS, AND MEASUREMENTS This study estimated the prevalence of renal insufficiency among veterans who received care through the Veterans Affairs Puget Sound Health Care System. The study population consisted of veterans who underwent HCV antibody testing between January 1, 1999, and December 31, 2004… CONTINUE READING


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