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Hepatitis B and kidney transplantation

Prior HBV infection is not a contraindication to kidney transplantation.  It is critical to evaluate patients with serologies and HBV DNA viral load prior to transplant. Most patients should also undergo liver transplant biopsy to exclude significant fibrosis/cirrhosis. Patients with…

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hepatitis C & cryoglobulinemia

Prior to the discovery of the hepatitis C virus (viral particles shown on the left), there was an entity termed “essential cryoglobulinemia”–that is, cryoglobulinemia without an obvious explanation.  While this term is still used, the true “essential cryoglobulinemia”…

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Hepatitis B Virus & Renal Disease

Hepatitis B–a disease which in the U.S. is on the decline due to regular childhood vaccinations–has a variety of interesting associations with renal disease. There are three distinct glomerular diseases with which the hepatitis B virus is associated….

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