Management of Renal Disease

  • Author: Mohamed G. Atta, MD, MPH (More Info)
  • Editors in Chief: Daniel R. Kuritzkes, MD; Joseph J. Eron, Jr., MD
  • Last Reviewed: 3/14/17 (What's New)

Summary

  • Deterioration of renal function due to HIVAN among patients not receiving ART is rapid (generally within months)[Ifudu 1995; Rao 1984; Alpers 1988; Langs 1990; Valeri 1991]
  • In general, studies of antiretroviral treatments consistently support strong benefit for HIVAN and its progression
  • HIVAN treatment includes ART, ACE inhibitors/angiotensin receptor blockers, and glucocorticoids[Atta 2010]

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