Terrault et al prospectively described a series of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)–infected patients undergoing liver transplantation (LT) at several US centers, and they reported lower survival rates for patients coinfected with HIV and hepatitis C virus (HCV) versus patients infected with HCV alone.Although our series is limited in number and very select, the 3-year patient survival rate for HIV/HCV-coinfected patients was similar to the 3-year survival rate for HCV-monoinfected patients and higher than the rate for HIV/HCVcoinfected cases in Terrault et al.’s series. According to our data, HCV coinfection should not be considered a contraindication for LT in HIV-infected patients.

Is liver transplantation feasible in patients coinfected with human immunodeficiency virus and hepatitis C virus?

VIALE, PIERLUIGI;
2012

Abstract

Terrault et al prospectively described a series of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)–infected patients undergoing liver transplantation (LT) at several US centers, and they reported lower survival rates for patients coinfected with HIV and hepatitis C virus (HCV) versus patients infected with HCV alone.Although our series is limited in number and very select, the 3-year patient survival rate for HIV/HCV-coinfected patients was similar to the 3-year survival rate for HCV-monoinfected patients and higher than the rate for HIV/HCVcoinfected cases in Terrault et al.’s series. According to our data, HCV coinfection should not be considered a contraindication for LT in HIV-infected patients.
LIVER TRANSPLANTATION
Baccarani U; Scudeller L; Adani GL; Viale P; Tavio M.
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