Published in TB and Outbreaks Week, July 18th, 2006
According to a recent study from South Africa, "Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-associated nephropathy (HIVAN) is an important cause of renal failure in those of African origin. A number of other kidney diseases occur in HIV-positive patients."
"We conducted a retrospective review of renal biopsies in HIV-positive Black African patients to determine the prevalence of both 'classic HIVAN' and non-HIVAN pathologies in this group. Clinical and laboratory data from HIV-positive patients who underwent renal biopsy from January1,...
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