Interferon-free treatment of chronic hepatitis C virus infection in patients with inherited bleeding disorders.

Hamostaseologie

PubMedID: 27416915

Wiegand J, Schiefke I, Stein K, Berg T, Kullig U, Ende K. Interferon-free treatment of chronic hepatitis C virus infection in patients with inherited bleeding disorders. Hamostaseologie. 2016;36(4):.
Chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection causes significant mortality in patients with inherited bleeding disorders, however, data of interferon-free antiviral regimes are scarce in this population.PATIENTS, METHODS
Real-life data of interferon-free therapies of 18 patients with inherited bleeding disorders and chronic HCV genotype 1 infection (94% male, liver cirrhosis Child A/B n = 4/1).

RESULTS
Treatment naïve patients were treated for eight weeks with sofosbuvir (SOF)/ledipasvir (n = 3) or for 12 weeks with SOF/ledipasvir (n = 4), SOF/ledipasvir/ribavirin (n = 1), or paritaprevir/r, ombitasvir, dasabuvir (n = 1). Treatment experienced patients without cirrhosis received SOF/ledipasvir (n = 3) or paritaprevir/r, ombitasvir, dasabuvir ± ribavirin (n = 2) for 12 weeks. Re-treated cirrhotic individuals were treated for 24 weeks with SOF/ledipasvir (n = 2) and SOF/daclatasvir (n = 1), or for 12 weeks SOF/simeprevir/1200 mg/d ribavirin (n = 1). Sustained virologic response (SVR-12) was achieved by 17/18 individuals without severe on-treatment side effects.

CONCLUSIONS
In real-life, HCV-infected patients with inherited bleeding disorders can be effectively and safely treated with interferon-free therapies.