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Open Access Transplante hepático em paciente soropositivo para o HIV Liver transplantation in an HIV positive patient

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INTRODUÇÃO: Com o advento de terapia antiretroviral altamente ativa e melhoramentos para prevenir as complicações relacionadas ao HIV , o transplante hepático tem sido feito em condições selecionadas. RELATO DO CASO: Paciente infectado pelo HIV foi acometido por hepatite B, cirrose e carcinoma hepatocelular ao qual foi indicado e realizado transplante hepático. Ele estava em terapia retroviral e para hepatite B e nunca apresentou infecções oportunísticas. CONCLUSÃO: O transplante hepático pode ser realizado com sucesso em casos selecionados de paciente HIV soropositivos e que possuam doença hepática avançada.
BACKGROUND: With the advent of highly active antiretroviral therapy and improved ability to prevent HIV-related complications, transplantation of HIV-infected patients has been done in selected cases. CASE REPORT: To report a case of an HIV infected patient submitted to liver transplantation due to liver cirrhosis and hepatocellular carcinoma secondary to hepatitis B infection. He was on antiretroviral and hepatitis B therapy and never presented opportunistic infections. CONCLUSION: Liver transplantation can be indicated in special cases of HIV positive patients with advanced hepatic disease.
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Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: January 1, 2009

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