SVR12 rates higher than 99% after sofosbuvir/ velpatasvir combination in HCV infected patients with F0-F1 fibrosis stage: A real world experience

Alessandra Mangia, Valeria Piazzolla, Anna Giannelli, Egidio Visaggi, Nicola Minerva, Vincenzo Palmieri, Immacolata Carraturo, Domenico Potenza, Nicola Napoli, Gianfranco Lauletta, Vincenzo Tagarielli, Rosanna Santoro, Ernesto Piccigallo, Sergio De Gioia, Angelo Chimenti, Giuseppe Cuccorese, Antonio Metrangolo, Michele Mazzola, Ernesto Agostinacchio, Giuseppe MenneaCarlo Sabbà, Marina Cela, Massimiliano Copetti, Ruggiero Losappio

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Background and objectives The pangenotypic single tablet regimen of NS5B inhibitor sofobuvir (SOF) and NS5A inhibitor velpatasvir (VEL) is advised for 12 weeks in HCV-infected patients including those with compensated cirrhosis. Addition of ribavirin (RBV) may be considered in genotype 3 (GT3) with compensated and is recommended in decompensated cirrhosis. Real-life results with SOF/VEL are limited. To evaluate efficacy and safety in a large real-world-cohort including patients with different GTs and various fibrosis stages. Design In total, 1429 patients were treated with SOF/VEL 400/100 mg for 12 weeks in the Puglia registry between June 2017 and May 2018. 1319 (92.3%) reached week 12 post-treatment (SVR12) at the moment. Only 41 received RBV. Diagnosis of cirrhosis was based on transient elastography and/or APRI or FIB-4 scores. Sensitivity analysis in the population including all patients except non virological failure was conducted. Primary efficacy endpoint was the percentage of patients with SVR12. Results Patients’ mean age was 63.8 years, 42.3% had GT1. The majority were naïve and 735 (55.5%) F0/F2. Of the remaining 587, 282 had cirrhosis. SVR12 was 98.5%, 98.0% in GT1, 99.4% in GT2, 97.1% in GT3, 100% in GT4. Overall, SVR12 by sensitivity analysis was 99.4%; 99.7% among F0-F1. Among 218 PWID, SVR12 was 94.5%. Discontinuation rates were 3.7% among PWID and 0.7% among non-PWID (p = 0.004). Conclusions SOF/VEL treatment of chronic HCV infection reaches very high cure rates in a variety of patients; including those with F0/F1 and PWID.

Original languageEnglish
Article numbere0215783
JournalPLoS One
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - May 1 2019

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)
  • Agricultural and Biological Sciences(all)


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