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Infectio ; 25(4): 250-255, oct.-dic. 2021. tab
Artigo em Espanhol | LILACS, COLNAL | ID: biblio-1286718

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Resumen Introducción: Las alteraciones de la bioquímica hepática son frecuentes en los pacientes con infección por VIH, la etiología es variada, la esteatosis hepática es frecuente con una prevalencia estimada del 60% Objetivos: Caracterizar las alteraciones hepáticas en una serie de pacientes con infección por VIH en un centro de investigación de Bogotá Colombia durante el periodo 2009 - 2019. Materiales y Métodos: Estudio descriptivo, retrospectivo, observacional de pacientes con infección por VIH que asistieron a un centro de investigación durante los años 2009-2019. Resultados: 94% fueron hombres y 6% mujeres con edad promedio de 44 años, 92,5% de los pacientes presentaba uso de terapia antiretroviral. Las principales hepatopatías fueron la coinfección VIH-Hepatitis C y el hígado graso en iguales porcentajes, 31,3%. El promedio del indice HOMA fue de 2,58. Discusión: Las enfermedades hepáticas son una causa importante de morbimortalidad en pacientes con infección por VIH, las coinfecciones virales y el hígado graso pueden ser muy frecuentes en nuestro medio a diferencia de otros estudios Conclusiones: Este es el primer estudio a nivel local en describir las alteraciones hepáticas en pacientes con VIH, las comorbilidades no SIDA, juegan un papel importante dentro de la enfermedad. La hepatitis C continúa siendo una coinfección frecuente en la población VIH.


Abstract Introduction: Alterations in liver biochemistry are frequent in patients with HIV infection, the etiology is varied and includes multiple causes, liver steatosis is one of the most frequent with an estimated prevalence of 60% after the appearance of antiretroviral treatment Objectives: To characterize liver disorders in a series of patients with HIV infection at a research center in Bogotá Colombia during the period 2009-2019. Materials and Methods: Descriptive, retrospective, observational study of patients with HIV infection who attended a disease research center during the years 2009-2019. Results: 67 clinical histories were reviewed, 94% were men and 6% women with an average age of 44 years, 92.5% of the patients had use of anti-retroviral therapy and the diagnosis of HIV was known 11.7 years ago on average. The main liver diseases were HIV-Hepatitis C coinfection and fatty liver in equal percentages, 31.3%. The average HOMA index was 2.58. Discussion: Liver diseases are an important cause of morbidity and mortality in patients with HIV infection. Viral coinfections and fatty liver can be very frequent in our setting, unlike other studies. Conclusions: This is the first study locally to describe the liver disorders in patients with HIV, non-AIDS comorbidities, including fatty liver, play an important role in the disease and could behave like the general population. Hepatitis C continues to be a frequent coinfection in the HIV population.


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Humanos , Masculino , Feminino , Adulto , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Infecções por HIV , Hepatopatias , Terapêutica , Prevalência , Síndrome de Imunodeficiência Adquirida , Hepatite C , Colômbia , Fígado Gorduroso , Fígado
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Infectio ; 25(4): 241-249, oct.-dic. 2021. tab, graf
Artigo em Inglês | LILACS, COLNAL | ID: biblio-1286717

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Abstract Infection through the Hepatitis C virus does not have a vaccine and treatment with pegylated interferon and ribavirin can fail; which is why it may cause chronic infection and, consequently, could develop liver failure or hepatocellular carcinoma. It has been described that virus-cell recognition occurs between the E2 viral envelope protein and diverse cell receptors, with this interaction being critical in viral infection. which is why the study sought to identify inhibitory peptides of the interaction between viral E2 protein and the CD81 and CD209 receptors. Methodology: Through the RCSB protein database, crystals from the CD81 and CD209 receptors were selected, CD81/E2-HCV, CD209/E2-HCV complexes were carried out by SWISS-MODEL to generate inhibitory peptides of protein interaction through the Rosetta web server, this interaction was validated through ClusPro and finally, determined the theoretical physicochemical and cytotoxic properties of these peptides. Results: two peptides were obtained, without predicted toxicity, with a theoretical capacity of blocking the protein interaction between the E2 protein of the virus and CD81 and CD209.


Resumen La infección por el virus de la hepatitis C, no cuenta con vacuna y el tratamiento con interferón pegilado y ribavirina puede fallar; por lo que puede causar infec ción crónica y como consecuencia podría desarrollarse falla hepática o carcinoma hepatocelular. Se ha descrito que el reconocimiento virus-célula, se da entre la proteína de envoltura viral E2 y diversos receptores celulares, siendo esta interacción crítica en la infección viral. Razón por la cual este estudio buscó identificar péptidos inhibidores de la interacción entre la proteína E2 viral y los receptores CD81 y CD209. Metodología: A través de la base de datos de proteínas RCSB, se seleccionaron cristales de los receptores CD81 y CD209, se realizaron complejos CD81/E2-HCV, CD209/E2-HCV para generar péptidos inhibidores de interacción proteica a través del servidor web Rosetta, esta interacción fue validada a través de ClusPro y finalmente se evaluaron las propiedades fisicoquímicas y citotóxicas teóricas para estos péptidos. Resultados: se obtuvo dos péptidos, sin toxicidad predicha, con capacidad teórica de bloquear la interacción proteica entre la proteína E2 del virus y CD81 y CD209.


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Humanos , Vírus de Hepatite , Peptídeos , Vacinas , Proteínas , Hepatite C , Falência Hepática , Hepacivirus , Infecções
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World J Gastroenterol ; 27(31): 5181-5188, 2021 Aug 21.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-34497443

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Hepatitis C virus (HCV) reactivation occurs in 23% of HCV-infected cancer patients receiving chemotherapy. Forty-three percent of the patients with reactivation of HCV during chemotherapy develop a hepatitis flare. Most of the cancer patients with HCV reactivation have an unremarkable clinical course following an HCV-related hepatitis flare during chemotherapy. However, 26%-57% of the cancer patients developing an acute flare of chronic hepatitis C during chemotherapy require unanticipated discontinuation or dose reduction of chemotherapy, which results in deleterious changes in the cancer treatment plan. Although an optimal strategy for HCV screening in cancer patients receiving chemotherapy has not been established, universal pre-chemotherapy HCV testing for patients with hematological malignancies is recommended by current guidelines. All the currently approved direct-acting antivirals (DAAs) can be used in cancer patients, but the use of DAAs during chemotherapy should avoid drug-drug interactions between chemotherapy and antiviral agents. If there are no contraindications or anticipated drug-drug interactions, DAAs treatment can be administered before, during, or after chemotherapy. In conclusion, HCV reactivation occurs in approximately one-fourth of HCV-infected cancer patients receiving chemotherapy. An HCV-related hepatitis flare during chemotherapy may lead to the discontinuation of potentially life-saving chemotherapy. Currently, universal HCV screening is recommended in hematological malignancy patients before chemotherapy, but there is no evidence-based guideline for other cancer patients. DAAs treatment can cure HCV infection and prevent HCV reactivation during chemotherapy.


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Hepatite B Crônica , Hepatite C Crônica , Hepatite C , Antivirais/efeitos adversos , Hepacivirus , Hepatite B Crônica/tratamento farmacológico , Hepatite C/diagnóstico , Hepatite C/tratamento farmacológico , Hepatite C Crônica/tratamento farmacológico , Humanos , Exacerbação dos Sintomas , Ativação Viral
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World J Gastroenterol ; 27(31): 5219-5231, 2021 Aug 21.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-34497446

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BACKGROUND: Hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection is a major global public health problem. In the Republic of Cyprus, the estimated prevalence of chronic hepatitis C (CHC) among the general population is 0.6%, while the CHC prevalence among people who inject drugs (PWID) is estimated at 46%. Direct-acting antivirals that can eliminate HCV are not yet widely available in the Republic of Cyprus. However, when direct-acting antivirals become available, a long-term strategic plan to guide elimination efforts will be needed to maximize the effect of treatment. AIM: To determine the programmatic targets to eliminate HCV in the Republic of Cyprus. METHODS: A dynamic, stochastic, individual-based model of HCV transmission, disease progression, and cascade of care was calibrated to data from Cyprus. The model stratifies the population into the infected general population and the PWID population. A variety of test, prevention, and treatment strategies concerning the general population, PWID, or both were examined. The time horizon of the analysis was until 2034. RESULTS: Under the status quo scenario, the model predicted that 75 (95% confidence interval (CI): 60, 91) and 575 (95%CI: 535, 615) liver-related deaths and new infections would occur by 2034, respectively. Launching an expanded treatment program, without screening interventions, would cause modest outcomes regarding CHC prevalence (16.6% reduction in 2034 compared to 2020) and liver-related deaths (10 deaths would be prevented compared to the status quo scenario by 2034). Implementing a test and treat strategy among the general population but without any intervention in the PWID population would suffice to meet the mortality target but not the incidence target. To achieve HCV elimination in Cyprus, 3080 (95%CI: 3000, 3200) HCV patients need to be diagnosed and treated by 2034 (2680 from the general population and 400 from PWID), and harm reduction coverage among PWID should be increased by 3% per year (from 25% in 2020 to 67% in 2034). CONCLUSION: Elimination of HCV is a demanding public health strategy, which requires significant interventions both among the general population and high-risk groups.


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Hepatite C Crônica , Hepatite C , Abuso de Substâncias por Via Intravenosa , Antivirais/uso terapêutico , Chipre/epidemiologia , Hepacivirus , Hepatite C/diagnóstico , Hepatite C/tratamento farmacológico , Hepatite C/epidemiologia , Hepatite C Crônica/diagnóstico , Hepatite C Crônica/tratamento farmacológico , Hepatite C Crônica/epidemiologia , Humanos , Prevalência , Abuso de Substâncias por Via Intravenosa/epidemiologia
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Am J Gastroenterol ; 116(9): 1896-1904, 2021 09 01.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-34465693

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INTRODUCTION: Pangenotypic, all-oral direct-acting antivirals, such as glecaprevir/pibrentasvir (G/P), are recommended for treatment of hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection. Concerns exist about the impact on efficacy in patients with suboptimal adherence, particularly with shorter treatment durations. These post hoc analyses evaluated adherence (based on pill count) in patients prescribed 8- or 12-week G/P, the impact of nonadherence on sustained virologic response at post-treatment week 12 (SVR12), factors associated with nonadherence, and efficacy in patients interrupting G/P treatment. METHODS: Data were pooled from 10 phase 3 clinical trials of treatment-naive patients with HCV genotype 1-6 without cirrhosis/with compensated cirrhosis (treatment adherence analysis) and 13 phase 3 clinical trials of all patients with HCV (interruption analysis). RESULTS: Among 2,149 patients included, overall mean adherence was 99.4%. Over the treatment duration, adherence decreased (weeks 0-4: 100%; weeks 5-8: 98.3%; and weeks 9-12: 97.1%) and the percentage of patients with ≥80% or ≥90% adherence declined. SVR12 rate in the intention-to-treat (ITT) population was 97.7% (modified ITT SVR12 99.3%) and remained high in nonadherent patients in the modified ITT population (<90%: 94.4%-100%; <80%: 83.3%-100%). Psychiatric disorders were associated with <80% adherence, and shorter treatment duration was associated with ≥80% adherence. Among 2,902 patients in the interruption analysis, 33 (1.1%) had a G/P treatment interruption of ≥1 day, with an SVR12 rate of 93.9% (31/33). No virologic failures occurred. DISCUSSION: These findings support the impact of treatment duration on adherence rates and further reinforce the concept of "treatment forgiveness" with direct-acting antivirals.


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Ácidos Aminoisobutíricos/uso terapêutico , Antivirais/uso terapêutico , Benzimidazóis/uso terapêutico , Ciclopropanos/uso terapêutico , Hepatite C/tratamento farmacológico , Lactamas Macrocíclicas/uso terapêutico , Leucina/análogos & derivados , Adesão à Medicação , Prolina/análogos & derivados , Pirrolidinas/uso terapêutico , Quinoxalinas/uso terapêutico , Sulfonamidas/uso terapêutico , Idoso , Feminino , Humanos , Leucina/uso terapêutico , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Prolina/uso terapêutico , Resposta Viral Sustentada , Resultado do Tratamento
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Am J Gastroenterol ; 116(9): 1924-1928, 2021 09 01.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-34465694

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INTRODUCTION: We evaluated 8, 12, or 24 weeks of ledipasvir/sofosbuvir in patients with hepatitis C virus and end-stage renal disease undergoing dialysis. METHODS: Primary efficacy end point was sustained virologic response 12 weeks after treatment. Primary safety end point was treatment discontinuation because of adverse events (AEs). RESULTS: Ninety-four percent (89/95) achieved sustained virologic response 12 weeks after treatment. Six patients died during treatment (n = 4) or before study completion (n = 2); no deaths were related to treatment. No patients discontinued treatment because of AEs. Thirteen percent had serious AEs; none were related to treatment. DISCUSSION: Treatment with ledipasvir/sofosbuvir was safe and effective in patients with end-stage renal disease undergoing dialysis.


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Antivirais/uso terapêutico , Benzimidazóis/uso terapêutico , Fluorenos/uso terapêutico , Hepatite C/tratamento farmacológico , Falência Renal Crônica/terapia , Sofosbuvir/uso terapêutico , Adulto , Idoso , Idoso de 80 Anos ou mais , Antivirais/administração & dosagem , Benzimidazóis/administração & dosagem , Esquema de Medicação , Feminino , Fluorenos/administração & dosagem , Hepatite C/complicações , Humanos , Falência Renal Crônica/complicações , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Sofosbuvir/administração & dosagem , Resposta Viral Sustentada , Resultado do Tratamento
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J Coll Physicians Surg Pak ; 31(9): 1040-1045, 2021 Sep.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-34500518

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OBJECTIVE: To determine patient and dialysis services-related factors associated with seroconversion of hepatitis C virus (HCV) in hemodialysis (HD) patients. STUDY DESIGN: Cross-sectional study. PLACE AND DURATION OF STUDY: Department of Nephrology, Mayo Hospital, King Edward Medical University (KEMU), Lahore, from January to December, 2018. METHODOLOGY: All patients on regular HD for more than three months were enrolled. All patients who seroconverted from HCV-negative to positive status three months after starting HD, were included. Patient-related factors (age, gender, blood transfusion, duration and frequency of dialysis, history of dental treatment and surgical intervention) and dialysis services-related parameters (dedicated staff, isolated room, hemodialysis machine, reverse osmosis plant, compliance of universal infection control measure) were noted. RESULTS: Out of 990 patients, 492 (49.7%) were reported as seroconverted for HCV during HD. Factors determined statistically significant for seroconversion were surgical intervention (p<0.001), history of dental procedure (p <0.001), blood transfusions (p <0.001), multiple sexual partner (p <0.001), age (p=0.035) and duration of hemodialysis (p <0.001). Factors not affecting seroconversion included frequency of dialysis (p=0.062), history of renal transplant (p =0.097) and family history of hepatitis (p=0.941). A significant negative correlation was observed between the rate of seroconversion of HCV and the score of universal infection control measures (r=-0.665, p=0.018). CONCLUSION: There was a high rate of seroconversion of HCV in HD patients. Factors responsible for seroconversion were history of surgical intervention, dental treatment, blood transfusion, multiple sexual partners, age and duration of dialysis. The dialysis centres non-compliant with universal infection control measures were having high rate of seroconversion. Key Words: Hemodialysis, Seroconversion, HCV, Blood transfusion, Dental treatment, Surgical intervention, Infection, Isolation.


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Hepatite C , Falência Renal Crônica , Estudos Transversais , Hepacivirus , Hepatite C/epidemiologia , Humanos , Falência Renal Crônica/terapia , Prevalência , Diálise Renal , Fatores de Risco , Soroconversão
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Rev Med Suisse ; 17(748): 1453-1456, 2021 Sep 01.
Artigo em Francês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-34468096

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Treatment of hepatitis C has known major progress thanks to direct-acting antivirals resulting in the healing, defined by a viral clearance (sustained virological response [SVR]), in the vast majority of patients. However, there is a residual risk of progressive liver damage in a minority of patients, potentially leading to complications such as liver decompensation, hepatocellular carcinoma and/or death. This article discusses the current knowledge of residual liver disease after treatment, the impact of comorbidities and the factors potentially predicting patients at risk of complications and warranting surveillance.


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Carcinoma Hepatocelular , Hepatite C Crônica , Hepatite C , Neoplasias Hepáticas , Antivirais/uso terapêutico , Carcinoma Hepatocelular/epidemiologia , Carcinoma Hepatocelular/etiologia , Hepacivirus , Hepatite C/complicações , Hepatite C/tratamento farmacológico , Hepatite C/epidemiologia , Hepatite C Crônica/complicações , Hepatite C Crônica/tratamento farmacológico , Hepatite C Crônica/epidemiologia , Humanos , Cirrose Hepática/tratamento farmacológico , Neoplasias Hepáticas/epidemiologia , Neoplasias Hepáticas/etiologia
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Zhonghua Gan Zang Bing Za Zhi ; 29(8): 725-731, 2021 Aug 20.
Artigo em Chinês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-34517450

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China has the highest disease burden of viral hepatitis. After understanding the epidemic characteristics of viral hepatitis in China and putting forward scientific prevention and control strategies, the Chinese government has been effectively practicing the policy of "prevention first with combination of prevention and control". Over the past 40 years, China has taken effective measures to promote vaccination, strengthen blood screening, standardize diagnosis and treatment services and strengthen supervision, and achieved remarkable success. The incidence of hepatitis A decreased from 52.6 per 100,000 in 1990 to 1.38 per 100,000 in 2019, the HBsAg prevalence among children under 5 years of age decreased from 9.67% in 1992 to 0.32% in 2014, and the cure rate of chronic hepatitis C patients has reached more than 95%. The incidence of hepatitis E is also on the decline. However, in 2019, the estimated diagnosis rate for hepatitis B patients is 25% and treatment rate is 17%; hepatitis C diagnosed rate is 30% and only 9% of the diagnosed were treated. This still falls far from the target of 90% diagnosis rate and 80% treatment rate by 2030. Relevant policies should be implemented as soon as possible, health promotion should be carried out, and screening and diagnosis and treatment services should be strengthened to promote timely treatment for more chronically infected people.


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Hepatite B , Hepatite C , Hepatite Viral Humana , Criança , Pré-Escolar , China/epidemiologia , Antígenos de Superfície da Hepatite B , Vacinas contra Hepatite B , Hepatite Viral Humana/diagnóstico , Hepatite Viral Humana/epidemiologia , Hepatite Viral Humana/prevenção & controle , Humanos
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Zhonghua Gan Zang Bing Za Zhi ; 29(8): 776-780, 2021 Aug 20.
Artigo em Chinês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-34517460

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Objective: To investigate the long-term characteristic changes of virus, immune status, and liver fibrosis markers in human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)/hepatitis C virus (HCV) co-infected patients after receiving direct-antiviral agents (DAAs). Methods: HIV/HCV co-infected patients who visited the Guangzhou Eighth People's Hospital, Guangzhou Medical University from May 2014 to December 2019 were selected as the research subjects. The changes of virological response rate, peripheral blood CD4(+)T lymphocyte level and serological markers of liver fibrosis (APRI score and FIB-4 index) were observed during 144 weeks of follow-up course after the end of DAAs treatment. Kruskal-Wallis test was used for statistical approach. Results: A total of 103 cases were included in the study. There were 87 males (87.5%), with a median age of 44 years. Sustained virological response rate at 12 weeks (SVR12) after DAAs treatment was 97.6%, and the SVR during the entire follow-up period was at least 95.9%. Compared with baseline, CD4(+)T lymphocyte count were significantly increased equally at 12 weeks (Z = -2.283, P = 0.022), 24 weeks (Z = -3.538, P < 0.001), 48 weeks (Z = -3.297, P = 0.001), 96 weeks (Z = -3.562, P < 0.001), and 144 weeks (Z = -2.842, P = 0.004). APRI score (Z = -6.394, P < 0.001) and FIB-4 index (Z = -2.528, P = 0.011) were significantly lower than baseline at week 4 of DAAs treatment, and thereafter remained at a low level, without further declination. Conclusion: HIV/HCV co-infected patients can maintain high SVR for a long time, acquire good immune reconstitution, and significantly improve liver fibrosis after DAAs treatment.


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Coinfecção , Infecções por HIV , Hepatite C Crônica , Hepatite C , Adulto , Antivirais/uso terapêutico , Coinfecção/tratamento farmacológico , Infecções por HIV/complicações , Infecções por HIV/tratamento farmacológico , Hepacivirus , Hepatite C/tratamento farmacológico , Hepatite C Crônica/tratamento farmacológico , Humanos , Cirrose Hepática/tratamento farmacológico , Masculino , Resultado do Tratamento
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Zhonghua Gan Zang Bing Za Zhi ; 29(8): 803-806, 2021 Aug 20.
Artigo em Chinês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-34517465

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Nucleic acid testing is the gold standard for diagnosing HCV infection, and it is of great significance to guide the treatment of HCV patients and change the follow-up strategy. In recent years, its detection technology has become increasingly mature. This article summarizes the necessity and current status of nucleic acid testing for hepatitis C through the analysis of domestic and foreign literature, in order to provide reference for the formulation of relevant policies to eliminate hepatitis C in China.


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Hepatite C , RNA Viral , China , Hepacivirus/genética , Hepatite C/diagnóstico , Humanos , Técnicas de Amplificação de Ácido Nucleico , RNA Viral/genética
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Recurso na Internet em Inglês, Espanhol, Francês, Português | LIS - Localizador de Informação em Saúde | ID: lis-48321

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Uma pesquisa recente conduzida pela Organização Pan-Americana da Saúde/Organização Mundial da Saúde (OPAS/OMS) indica que a pandemia de COVID-19 afetou o diagnóstico e o tratamento das infecções virais por hepatite B e C na América Latina e no Caribe, o que tem freado o avanço na meta de eliminar essas doenças infecciosas até 2030


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COVID-19 , Interrupção de Serviços e de Abastecimento , Hepatite Viral Humana , América Latina , Região do Caribe , Hepatite B , Hepatite C
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Arch. argent. pediatr ; 119(4): e360-e363, agosto 2021. tab
Artigo em Espanhol | LILACS, BINACIS | ID: biblio-1281901

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La infección por virus de la hepatitis C en pediatría se produce principalmente por transmisión vertical. La historia natural en niños consiste en alta tasa de eliminación espontánea, infección asintomática o cambios histológicos mínimos. Las complicaciones suelen observarse en la adolescencia o en la edad adulta. El tratamiento clásico con interferón pegilado y ribavirina presenta efectos adversos, es de duración prolongada y logra una respuesta virológica sostenida (RVS) en el 50 % de los pacientes con infección por genotipo 1. Los nuevos antivirales de acción directa se encuentran disponibles para su indicación a partir de los 12 años, con excelente tolerancia y alta tasa de RVS. Se sugiere conducta terapéutica expectante en pacientes asintomáticos hasta acceder a la medicación. Reportamos el caso de un adolescente con hepatitis C crónica sin cirrosis que recibió tratamiento durante 12 semanas con ledipasvir/sofosbuvir y se logró una RVS.


Hepatitis C virus infection in children occurs mainly through vertical transmission. The natural history at this age consists in a high rate of spontaneous clearance, asymptomatic infection, or minimal histological changes. Disease complications are commonly seen in adolescence or adulthood. The classic treatment with pegylated interferon and ribavirin presents adverse effects, prolonged duration and achieves sustained viral response (SVR) in 50 % of patients with genotype 1 infection (the most frequent). New direct-acting antiviral treatments have been available in recent years for their indication from 12 years of age with excellent tolerance and a high SVR rate. Expectant therapeutic behavior is suggested in asymptomatic patients until they can access to them. We report the case of an adolescent with chronic hepatitis C without cirrhosis who received 12 weeks treatment with ledipasvir/sofosbuvir, achieving SVR.


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Humanos , Masculino , Adolescente , Antivirais , Hepatite C/terapia , Hepacivirus , Resposta Viral Sustentada
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J Immunol ; 207(4): 1180-1193, 2021 08 15.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-34341170

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Hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection resolves spontaneously in ∼25% of acutely infected humans where viral clearance is mediated primarily by virus-specific CD8+ T cells. Previous cross-sectional analysis of the CD8+ TCR repertoire targeting two immunodominant HCV epitopes reported widespread use of public TCRs shared by different subjects, irrespective of infection outcome. However, little is known about the evolution of the public TCR repertoire during acute HCV and whether cross-reactivity to other Ags can influence infectious outcome. In this article, we analyzed the CD8+ TCR repertoire specific to the immunodominant and cross-reactive HLA-A2-restricted nonstructural 3-1073 epitope during acute HCV in humans progressing to either spontaneous resolution or chronic infection and at ∼1 y after viral clearance. TCR repertoire diversity was comparable among all groups with preferential usage of the TCR-ß V04 and V06 gene families. We identified a set of 13 public clonotypes in HCV-infected humans independent of infection outcome. Six public clonotypes used the V04 gene family. Several public clonotypes were long-lived in resolvers and expanded on reinfection. By mining publicly available data, we identified several low-frequency CDR3 sequences in the HCV-specific repertoire matching human TCRs specific for other HLA-A2-restricted epitopes from melanoma, CMV, influenza A, EBV, and yellow fever viruses, but they were of low frequency and limited cross-reactivity. In conclusion, we identified 13 new public human CD8+ TCR clonotypes unique to HCV that expanded during acute infection and reinfection. The low frequency of cross-reactive TCRs suggests that they are not major determinants of infectious outcome.


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Linfócitos T CD8-Positivos/imunologia , Hepacivirus/imunologia , Hepatite C/imunologia , Reinfecção/imunologia , Células Clonais/imunologia , Estudos Transversais , Epitopos de Linfócito T/imunologia , Antígeno HLA-A2/imunologia , Humanos , Epitopos Imunodominantes/imunologia , Receptores de Antígenos de Linfócitos T/imunologia , Receptores de Antígenos de Linfócitos T alfa-beta/imunologia
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Medicine (Baltimore) ; 100(29): e26476, 2021 Jul 23.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-34398003

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ABSTRACT: Several viral infections are known to increase the risk of dementia through brain cell damage and systemic infection. The association between hepatitis B and C virus (HBV and HCV) infections and dementia was evaluated using a national sample cohort from South Korea. Using the national cohort study from the Korean National Health Insurance Service, we extracted data for patients with HBV or HCV infection and for matched control participants. The controls were matched to the patients according to age, sex, income, region of residence, and past medical histories. The incidence of HCV infection was higher in the dementia group (1.0% [113/11,228]) than in the control group (0.8% [364/44,912], P = .043). However, there was no difference in the incidence of HBV infection in the dementia and control groups. The adjusted odds ratio (OR) for HCV infection was 1.25 (95% confidence interval [CI] = 1.01-1.54, P = .043) in the dementia group. According to the subgroup analysis by sex, the adjusted ORs for HCV infection were 1.04 (95% CI = 072-1.49, P = .851) in men and 1.38 (95% CI = 1.06-1.79, P = .016) in women. We concluded that the incidence of HCV infection was higher (with a higher OR) in women with dementia than in matched control participants in South Korea.


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Demência/diagnóstico , Hepatite B/diagnóstico , Hepatite C/diagnóstico , Adulto , Idoso , Distribuição de Qui-Quadrado , Correlação de Dados , Mineração de Dados , Demência/epidemiologia , Feminino , Hepatite B/epidemiologia , Hepatite C/epidemiologia , Humanos , Incidência , Seguro Saúde/estatística & dados numéricos , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Razão de Chances , República da Coreia/epidemiologia , Fatores de Risco
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Adv Clin Chem ; 104: 299-340, 2021.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-34462057

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Cryoglobulins consist of serum immunoglobulins that precipitate below 37°C and resolubilize upon warming. The clinical triad of cryoglobulinemia usually includes purpura, weakness, and arthralgia. Cryoglobulinemic syndrome, clinically defined as a systemic vasculitis, is associated with chronic infection with hepatitis C virus (HCV) and autoimmune disorders and can evolve into B-cell malignancies. While the current literature about HCV-associated cryoglobulinemia is not very limited, little is known about the immunologic and serologic profiles of affected patients. Therefore, comprehension of the pathogenetic mechanisms underlying cryoprecipitation could be very helpful. Due to the persistence of viral antigenic stimulation, biomarkers to use after the worsening progression of HCV infection to lymphoproliferative and/or autoimmune diseases are widely needed. Laboratory methods used to detect and characterize low concentrations of cryoprecipitates and immunotyping patterns could improve patient management. The most critical factor affecting cryoglobulin testing is that the pre-analytical phase is not fully completed at 37°C.


Assuntos
Biomarcadores/sangue , COVID-19/complicações , Crioglobulinemia/sangue , Crioglobulinas/análise , Hepatite C/fisiopatologia , Animais , Autoanticorpos/sangue , Precipitação Química , Crioglobulinemia/terapia , Crioglobulinas/química , Hepatite C/sangue , Humanos , Vasculite/virologia
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Top Antivir Med ; 29(3): 379-385, 2021.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-34370419

RESUMO

At the 2021 Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections, there was a focus on progress toward hepatitis C virus (HCV) microelimination in geographic regions and targeted populations. HCV elimination is facilitated by well-tolerated, highly effective HCV treatment that requires essentially no on-treatment monitoring in most patients, as highlighted by the MINMON (Minimal Monitoring Study or A5360) study, and that should be increasingly available to children with new data supporting feasible treatment in younger patients. Challenges to HCV elimination include HCV reinfection via sexual exposure in men who have sex with men (MSM) and continued barriers to diagnosis and access to HCV treatment. Hepatitis B virus (HBV) suppression may take years in HIV/HBV-coinfected patients. This may have important consequences as the risk for hepatocellular carcinoma was associated in a dose-dependent manner with HBV viral load and was lowest in those with sustained undetectable HBV, highlighting the need for HBV DNA monitoring during therapy. Public health programs should prioritize improving hepatitis A and hepatitis B vaccination in at-risk populations, including people with HIV, as vaccinations rates for these preventable diseases continue to be suboptimal in many settings. Fatty liver disease, heavy alcohol use, antiretroviral therapy, and COVID-19 infection were also examined as drivers of hepatic disease in HIV infection.


Assuntos
Pesquisa Biomédica , Congressos como Assunto , Infecções por HIV/complicações , Hepatite Viral Humana/complicações , Homossexualidade Masculina , Fígado/lesões , Hepatite A/complicações , Hepatite B/complicações , Hepatite C/complicações , Humanos , Masculino
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