Association between hepatitis C virus and chronic kidney disease: heterogeneity begets heterogeneity

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Abstract

Epidemiologic studies examining the association between hepatitis C virus and chronic kidney disease have yielded conflicting findings. Analyzing data from a Taiwanese cohort, Lai and colleagues report a novel finding that the odds of chronic kidney disease were nearly 3-fold higher in hepatitis C virus–infected persons with genotype 2 compared with genotype 1. Hepatitis C virus genotype distributions differ in regions around the world. Can genotypic differences in chronic kidney disease risk explain some of the heterogeneity in prior studies?

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)546-548
Number of pages3
JournalKidney international
Volume92
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 2017

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nephrology

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