Successful treatment of hepatitis E virus-associated cryoglobulinemic membranoproliferative glomerulonephritis with ribavirin

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Hepatitis E virus genotype-3 (HEV3) infection can cause chronic hepatitis in immunosuppressed patients and induce extra-hepatic manifestations, such as neurological symptoms, kidney injuries, and immune-mediated thrombocytopenia. Very few cases of HEV-induced kidney manifestations have been reported. Herein, we report, for the first time, a case of de novo membranoproliferative glomerulonephritis that occurred in a kidney transplant patient who developed a chronic HEV3 infection, which was successfully treated with ribavirin.

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