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HIV-1 infection and the kidney: an evolving challenge in HIV medicine

de Silva, T. I., Post, F. A., Griffin, M. D. and Dockrell, D. H. (2007) HIV-1 infection and the kidney: an evolving challenge in HIV medicine. Mayo Clinic proceedings, 82 (9). pp. 1103-1116. ISSN 0025-6196

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Abstract

With the advent of highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART), the incidence of opportunistic infections has declined substantially, and cardiovascular, liver, and renal diseases have emerged as major causes of morbidity and mortality in individuals with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). Acute renal failure is common in HIV-infected patients and is associated with acute infection and medication-related nephrotoxicity. HIV-associated nephropathy is the most common cause of chronic kidney disease in HIV-positive African American populations and may respond to HAART. Other important HIV-associated renal diseases include HIV immune complex kidney diseases and thrombotic microangiopathy. The increasing importance of non-HIV-associated diseases, such as diabetes mellitus, hypertension, and vascular disease, to the burden of chronic kidney disease has been recognized, focusing attention on prevention and control of these diseases in HIV-positive individuals. HIV-positive individuals who experience progression to end-stage renal disease and who have undetectable HIV-1 viral loads while receiving HAART should be evaluated for renal transplant. Emerging evidence suggests that HIV-positive individuals may have graft and patient survival comparable to HIV-negative individuals. Several studies suggest that HIV-1 can potentially infect renal cells, and HIV transgenic mice have clarified the roles of a number of HIV proteins in the pathogenesis of HIV-associated renal disease. Host factors may modify disease expression at the level of cytokine networks and the renal microvasculature and contribute to the pathogenic effects of HIV-1 infection on the kidney.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: ACE, angiotensin-converting enzyme; ARF, acute renal failure; CKD, chronic kidney disease; CMV, cytomegalovirus; ESRD, end-stage renal disease; FGF, fibroblast growth factor; FGS, focal segmental glomerulosclerosis; GFR, glomerular filtration rate
Academic Units: The University of Sheffield > Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health (Sheffield) > School of Medicine (Sheffield) > Department of Infection & Immunity
Depositing User: Miss Anthea Tucker
Date Deposited: 29 Mar 2012 09:51
Last Modified: 29 Mar 2012 09:51
Published Version: http://dx.doi.org/10.4065/82.9.1103
Status: Published
Publisher: Elsevier
Identification Number: 10.4065/82.9.1103
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URI: http://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/id/eprint/43804

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