Saudi Journal of Kidney Diseases and Transplantation

LETTER TO THE EDITOR
Year
: 2014  |  Volume : 25  |  Issue : 5  |  Page : 1088-

Remarks about the study on renal function, urinalysis abnormalities and correlates among HIV-infected Cameroonians naive to antiretroviral therapy


Hai Err1, Viroj Wiwanitkit2,  
1 Sanitation 1 Medical Academic Center, Bangkok, Thailand
2 Visiting Professor, Hainan Medical University, China; Visiting Professor, Faculty of Medicine, University of Nis, Serbia; Adjunct Professor, Joseph Ayobabalola University, Nigeria

Correspondence Address:
Prof. Hai Err
Sanitation 1 Medical Academic Center, Bangkok, Thailand




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Err H, Wiwanitkit V. Remarks about the study on renal function, urinalysis abnormalities and correlates among HIV-infected Cameroonians naive to antiretroviral therapy.Saudi J Kidney Dis Transpl 2014;25:1088-1088


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To the Editor,

The recent report on "renal function, urina-lysis abnormalities and correlates among HIV-infected Cameroonians naive to antiretroviral therapy" is very interesting. [1] Folefackkaze et al concluded that "there was a high prevalence of decreased kidney function and proteinuria among Cameroonian HIV-infected patients naive to HAART". [1] In fact, the interesting question is whether the observed renal problem is due to underlying HIV infection or not. In our setting, Thailand, similar studies has been performed but a low prevalence of renal pro­blem was seen. [2] However, the concern is higher in the HIV-infected population receiving antiretroviral drugs. Based on the available data from Cameroon, the difficulty in selecting an appropriate antiretroviral drug for the HIV-infected person is understandable. The specific guideline for the use of antiretroviral drugs in the cases with underlying renal disease based on worldwide references [3],[4] should be instituted in Cameroon.

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References

1Folefackkaze F, Kengne AP, Pefurayone EW, Ndamfemben NS, Ashuntantang G. Renal function, urinalysis abnormalities and corre­lates among HIV-infected cameroonians naive to antiretroviral therapy. Saudi J Kidney Dis Transpl 2013;24:1291-7.
2Praditpornsilpa K, Napathorn S, Yenrudi S, Wankrairot P, Tungsaga K, Sitprija V. Renal pathology and HIV infection in Thailand. Am J Kidney Dis 1999;33:282-6.
3Miró JM, Manzardo C, Zamora L, et al. Clin­ical management of acute and chronic human immunodeficiency virus infection before starting antiretroviral treatment. Enferm Infecc Microbiol Clin 2011;29:759-72.
4Estrella MM, Fine DM. Screening for chronic kidney disease in HIV-infected patients. Adv Chronic Kidney Dis 2010;17:26-35.