The 2008 KDIGO guideline on the prevention, diagnosis, evaluation, and treatment of hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection in patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) was the very first guideline produced by KDIGO. Since then, there have been dramatic changes in the field of antiviral treatments, which prompted a timely reassessment and publication of this guideline update in 2018 (1). The purpose of this short review is to summarize the key recommendations from this important guidance document.
As in the previous guideline edition, Chapter 1 addresses the detection and evaluation of HCV in CKD. It should be stressed that
Over the past decade, Kidney Disease: Improving Global Outcomes (KDIGO) has established as a leading global force in making observations about the practice of kidney health care and in synthesizing recommendations for best practices. This has occurred through staging Controversies Conferences with global experts and practitioners on relevant topics in kidney health, developing Clinical Practice Guidelines, and building a portfolio of Implementation Programs through which the products from the aforementioned two activities are interpreted and discussed in the local or regional context. All these activities are based on the premise articulated in KDIGO’s mission statement: to improve the health of