Two cases of giant cell hepatitis in HIV-infected patients

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Giant cell hepatitis (GCH) has been rarely described in adult HIV patients, and its outcome remain unknown. We report two cases of GCH among 81 HIV patients co-infected with the hepatitis C virus (HCV). Both patients had a sustained virological response, suppression of HCV viral load and HIV viral suppression after highly active antiretroviral therapy. Our findings would suggest that the presence of giant cells does not influence the clinical course of hepatitis.

Original languageEnglish
JournalInternational Journal of STD and AIDS
Volume23
Issue number7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2012

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Giant Cells
Hepatitis
HIV
Hepacivirus
Highly Active Antiretroviral Therapy
Viral Load

Keywords

  • AIDS
  • Liver
  • Syncytial giant cell hepatitis

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  • Dermatology
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Pharmacology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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Two cases of giant cell hepatitis in HIV-infected patients. / Falasca, L.; D Nonno, F.; Palmieri, F.; Licordari, R.; Iannicelli, G.; Antonucci, G.; Baiocchini, A.

In: International Journal of STD and AIDS, Vol. 23, No. 7, 07.2012.

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