Tunde T, Hanes D, Cohn J, Thomas R, Weir M
Renal disease prevalence and risk factors among HIV- infected inner city residents
Am Soc Nephrol
J Am Soc Nephrol (abstract) (Nov) 6:405 1995

The charts of 243 HIV positive subjects were reviewed in two inner-city clinics to evaluate the prevalence of and risk factors for renal insufficiency, defined as a serum creatinine of > 1.4 mg/dl. Ninety percent of the patients were black, 74% had a history of IV drug use, 31% presented with an AIDS defining illness, 20% had HIV symptoms and 48% were without symptoms; median CD4 count was 214. Twenty one percent of patients had a serum creatinine above 1.4 and 16% had 1+ proteinuria or more by dipstick. Multiple logistic regression analysis showed male gender, history of AIDS and prior hypertension to be statistically significant predictors of renal insufficiency. This abstract demonstrates that renal abnormalities are prevalent in a population of inner city HIV patients. (Pastan)

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Am Soc Nephrol
Proteinuria/Hematuria : HIV-associated nephropathy
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