Decompensated cirrhosis increases risk of liver cancer for people with HIV and viral hepatitis co-infection
There is a
relatively low incidence of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) among people
living with HIV who have liver cirrhosis, results of a prospective
Spanish study published
in the online edition of the Journal of
Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes show. During five years of
the overall incidence was 6.72 per 1000 person-years. But incidence was
significantly higher among the participants with decompensated cirrhosis
start of the study compared to participants with compensated cirrhosis.
All the study participants had hepatitis C virus (HCV) and/or hepatitis B
virus (HBV) co-infection.
finding of our study was a clear trend towards a higher incidence of HCC among
patients with decompensated cirrhosis as compared with those with compensated cirrhosis,”
comment the authors.
Labels: Coinfection, decompensated cirrhosis, Liver cancer HCC