Article Text

Download PDFPDF
CASE REPORT
Glecaprevir/pibrentasvir-associated acute liver injury in non-cirrhotic, chronic HCV infection without HBV co-infection

Abstract

The combination of glecaprevir and pibrentasvir was recently approved for chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection with recommended treatment duration of 8–12 weeks depending on previous treatments, viral genotype and cirrhosis status. Although liver injury was reported with other protease inhibitors in the presence of cirrhosis or hepatitis B virus (HBV) co-infection, glecaprevir/pibrentasvir treatment is not known to cause liver injury. We report a patient with chronic HCV infection who despite the absence of cirrhosis and HBV co-infection developed acute liver injury that completely resolved after glecaprevir/pibrentasvir withdrawal. Interestingly, sustained HCV virologic response was achieved after only 3 weeks of glecaprevir/pibrentasvir treatment.

  • drugs: gastrointestinal system
  • hepatitis C
  • gastrointestinal system
  • hepatitis and other GI infections
View Full Text

Statistics from Altmetric.com

Request Permissions

If you wish to reuse any or all of this article please use the link below which will take you to the Copyright Clearance Center’s RightsLink service. You will be able to get a quick price and instant permission to reuse the content in many different ways.