Cirrhosis and liver transplantation in patients co-infected with HIV and hepatitis B or C: an observational cohort study

On behalf of the Joint UK CHIC and liver transplant advisory group

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Abstract

This study assessed the likelihood of referral for liver transplantation assessment in a prospective cohort of patients co-infected with HIV and hepatitis B or C with complications of cirrhosis. There were 141 co-infected patients from 11 UK centres with at least one complication of cirrhosis recorded (either decompensation or hepatocellular carcinoma) out of 772 identified with cirrhosis and/or HCC. Only 23 of these 141 (16.3%) were referred for liver transplantation assessment, even though referral is recommended for co-infected patients after the first decompensation episode.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)215-220
Number of pages6
JournalInfection
Volume45
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Apr 2017
Externally publishedYes

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
This work received no specific funding. The UK-CHIC study is funded by the Medical Research Council UK (Grant numbers: G0000199; G0600337; G0900274). CWG holds an NIHR Clinical Lectureship.

Publisher Copyright:
© 2017, The Author(s).

Keywords

  • Cirrhosis
  • Co-infection
  • Hepatitis B
  • Hepatitis C
  • HIV
  • Liver transplantation

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