Interferon and ribavirin treatment in patients with hepatitis C-associated renal disease and renal insufficiency.

@article{Bruchfeld2003InterferonAR,
  title={Interferon and ribavirin treatment in patients with hepatitis C-associated renal disease and renal insufficiency.},
  author={Annette N Bruchfeld and Karin Lindahl and Lars St{\aa}hle and Magnus P. S{\"o}derberg and Robert Schvarcz},
  journal={Nephrology, dialysis, transplantation : official publication of the European Dialysis and Transplant Association - European Renal Association},
  year={2003},
  volume={18 8},
  pages={1573-80}
}
BACKGROUND Hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection is associated with renal manifestations, such as membranoproliferative glomerulonephritis (MPGN) with or without cryoglobulinaemia, membranous glomerulonephritis (MGN) and focal segmental glomerulosclerosis (FSGS). Standard treatment for HCV is interferon and ribavirin, but in renal insufficiency ribavirin has been contraindicated due to fear of side effects. METHODS Seven patients, two with cryoglobulinaemia, vasculitic manifestations and… CONTINUE READING