Hepatitis C Damage Doesn’t Stop at the Liver, Renal Failure Risk Seen

A new study of chronic kidney disease (CKD) patients shows untreated hepatitis C virus infection (HCV) leads to a more precipitous decrease in kidney function, a decline more likely to become end-stage renal disease (ERD) Reporting at IDWeek 2016 in New Orleans, LA, Sara Tartof, PhD, MPH, of the Kaiser Permanente Southern California (KPSC) Research & Evaluation Department in Pasadena, CA, and colleagues found CKD patients with untreated HCV were one a