Incidence of Severe Hepatotoxicity Related to Antiretroviral Therapy in HIV/HCV Coinfected Patients.

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Introduction. Hepatotoxicity is a concern in HIV/hepatitis C virus (HCV) coinfected patients due to their underlying liver disease. This study assessed the incidence of hepatotoxicity in HIV/HCV co-infected patients in two outpatient infectious diseases clinics. Methods. HIV/HCV co-infected adults were included in this retrospective study if they were PI or NNRTI naïve at their first clinic visit and were initiated on an NNRTI- and/or PI-based antiretroviral regimen. Patients were excluded if they had active or chronic hepatitis B virus (HBV). The primary objective was to determine the overall incidence of severe hepatotoxicity. Results. Fifty-six of the 544 patients identified met inclusion criteria. The incidence of severe hepatotoxicity was 10.7% (6/56 patients). Severe hepatotoxicity occurred with efavirenz (N = 2), nevirapine (N = 1), indinavir (N = 1), nelfinavir (N = 1), and saquinavir/ritonavir (N = 1). Conclusion. The incidence of severe hepatotoxicity appears to be low in this retrospective analysis of HIV/HCV co-infected patients receiving a PI-and/or NNRTI-based regimen.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Heil, EL; Townsend, ML; Shipp, K; Clarke, A; Johnson, MD

Published Date

  • 2010

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 2010 /

Start / End Page

  • 856542 -

PubMed ID

  • 21490905

Pubmed Central ID

  • PMC3065809

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 2090-1259

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1155/2010/856542


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States