The nephropathies of HIV infection: pathogenesis and treatment.

  title={The nephropathies of HIV infection: pathogenesis and treatment.},
  author={Paul L. Kimmel},
  journal={Current opinion in nephrology and hypertension},
  volume={9 2},
Several different renal syndromes have been reported in patients with HIV infection. Patient characteristics and a syndrome approach may help the clinician formulate a tentative diagnosis, but a renal biopsy is necessary to make a firm diagnosis in patients with chronic renal disease in the setting of HIV infection. The pathogenesis of the HIV nephropathies can teach us much about the pathophysiology of common renal problems such as IgA nephropathy, immune complex glomerulonephritis, focal… CONTINUE READING

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