ASN's Mission

ASN leads the fight to prevent, treat, and cure kidney diseases throughout the world by educating health professionals and scientists, advancing research and innovation, communicating new knowledge, and advocating for the highest quality care for patients.

learn more

Contact ASN

1401 H St, NW, Ste 900, Washington, DC 20005


The Latest on Twitter

Kidney Week

Abstract: PO1580

Clinicopathological Features, Risk Factors, and Outcomes of Immunoglobulin A Nephropathy Associated with Hepatitis B Virus Infection

Session Information

Category: Glomerular Diseases

  • 1203 Glomerular Diseases: Clinical, Outcomes, and Trials


  • Xiong, Jiachuan, Xinqiao Hospital, Chongqing, Chongqing, China

Hepatitis B virus (HBV) infections are associated with an increased risk of kidney diseases. However, the effects of HBV infection on the prognosis of immunoglobulin A nephropathy (IgAN) are unclear.


A total of 838 patients with biopsy-confirmed IgAN were enrolled in this retrospective cohort study. The patients were categorized into either affected by IgAN and HBV infection (HBsAg-IgAN) or by primary IgAN with no sign of HBV infection (P-IgAN). A 1:1 propensity-score matching was performed between the two groups, followed by a Kaplan–Meier survival analysis, to compare the prognoses, and a Cox regression analysis, to identify factors influencing the HBsAg-IgAN outcomes.


A total of 176 pairs of patients were successfully matched. A significant difference in the systolic blood pressure and urea, serum creatinine, uric acid, and 24-h urine protein levels was observed between the groups. A renal pathological analysis also revealed a significant difference in the mesangial hypercellularity between the groups. During a median follow-up period of 2.4 years, Kaplan–Meier analysis also revealed a significant difference in the renal survival between the groups. Furthermore, multivariate Cox analysis confirmed that HBV infection is an independent risk factor for IgAN progression (hazard ratio [HR] 2.096; 95% confidence interval [CI] 1.091–4.026). Finally, the HBsAg-IgAN patients who received treatment with renin–angiotensin–aldosterone system inhibitors had a better overall prognosis than those who received immunosuppressive therapy and antiviral treatment.


Our results indicate that the clinicopathological features and outcomes of patients with IgAN differ significantly between those with and without HBV infection, and that HBV is an independent risk factor for IgAN progression.


  • Government Support – Non-U.S.