BackgroundChronic infection with HCV can rapidly progress to cirrhosis leading to increased mortality rates in immunosuppressed organ-transplanted patients. In liver-transplanted patients, the introduction of directly acting antivirals has modified HCV natural history by providing a safe and effective therapy for this group of patients. To date there are no data on safety and efficacy of IFN-free regimens in HCV patients who received lung transplant (LuT). MethodsWe report three patients who have received anti-HCV treatment after LuT with Sofosbuvir-based regimens. ResultsAll patients achieved a SVR, no unexpected safety signals were observed and no modifications in immunosuppressants were required. ConclusionsOur report is the first to show that HCV patients who underwent LuT can be safely treated with IFN-free regimens, thus opening the door for refined clinical management of this category of patients.
|Titolo:||Sofosbuvir-based regimens for the treatment of hepatitis C virus in patients who underwent lung transplant: case series and review of the literature|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2016|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|