Nephrotic range proteinuria and CD4 count as noninvasive indicators of HIV-associated nephropathy.

@article{Atta2005NephroticRP,
  title={Nephrotic range proteinuria and CD4 count as noninvasive indicators of HIV-associated nephropathy.},
  author={Mohamed G. Atta and Michael James Choi and Joseph C. Longenecker and Megan Rist Haymart and Jean Wu and Nagapradeep Nagajothi and Lorraine C. Racusen and Paul J. Scheel and Frederick L. Brancati and Derek Michael Fine},
  journal={The American journal of medicine},
  year={2005},
  volume={118 11},
  pages={1288}
}
PURPOSE Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-associated nephropathy is a common and serious cause of progressive renal insufficiency in patients with HIV, frequently presenting with nephrotic range proteinuria. The purpose of this study is to document the histopathologic diagnoses seen in HIV-positive patients with and without nephrotic range proteinuria and to evaluate the predictive value of both nephrotic range proteinuria and CD4 count in diagnosing HIV-associated nephropathy. METHODS We… CONTINUE READING