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Hepatitis Research and Treatment
Volume 2010 (2010), Article ID 534327, 8 pages
Review Article

Hepatitis C and Kidney Disease

Division of Nephrology, Department of Medicine (38), King Khalid University Hospital, Riyadh 11461, Saudi Arabia

Received 17 April 2010; Revised 16 June 2010; Accepted 1 July 2010

Academic Editor: Herbert L. Bonkovsky

Copyright © 2010 Ashik Hayat and Ahmad Mitwalli. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Multiple extrahepatic manifestations have been associated with chronic hepatitis C, the most important among them being cryoglobulinemia, glomerulonephritis, porphyria cutanea tarda, lichen planus, seronegative arthritis, and lymphoproliferative disorders as in the sudies of Bonkovsky and Mehta (2001) and El-Serag et al. (2002). We will discuss in this paper chronic hepatitis C- related kidney disease and course and management of patients with chronic hepatitis C in special circumstances like hemodialysis and kidney transplantation.