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Nefrologia. 2004;24(6):572-8.

[Association between diabetes mellitus and hepatitis C in kidney transplant patients].

[Article in Spanish]

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Servicio de Nefrología, Hospital Universitario Virgen del Rocío, Sevilla. rlopezh@senefro.org

Abstract

BACKGROUND:

Diabetes mellitus appearing after transplant (PTDM) has generally been attributed to immunosuppressive treatment. However, the findings of several studies suggest a possible relationship between hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection and diabetes mellitus, both in the general population and in liver or kidney transplant patients.

METHODS:

We reviewed data corresponding to 325 kidney transplant patients who did not have diabetes before transplant and were treated with ciclosporin A posttransplant. We explored whether factors such as age, gender, weight, renal disease, immunosuppression, rejection episodes or HCV could be independent risk factors for PTDM.

RESULTS:

Ninety four of the 325 patients were HCV positive and 231 were HCV negative. PTDM was observed in 22.3% of the HCV positive patients versus 6.5% of the HCV negative patients (p < 0.001). The independent factors found by multivariate analysis to be predictive of PTDM were: HCV positivity (OR: 5.65, IC 95%: 2.6-12), body mass index (OR: 1,10, IC 95%: 1.02-1.2) and age (OR: 1.07, IC 95%: 1.03-1.12).

CONCLUSIONS:

Our findings support a link between HCV and PTDM.

PMID:
15683030
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