Background and Aims: To assess the efficacy and tolerability of sofosbuvir-based antiviral therapy for viral hepatitis C (HCV) patients with chronic kidney disease and on maintenance hemodialysis.
Methods: We retrospectively reviewed all treated patients with HCV from January 2015 to November 2020. They were treated either with standard Interferon/Ribavirin or with Sofosbuvir combined to Daclatasvir or to Ledipasvir. We evaluated the sustained virologic response at 12 weeks (SVR12). Data were analyzed using SPSS 20.00.
Results: Out of 61 patients, the mean age of our patients was 56,8±12,56 years and 42,6% were males. Six patients had eGFR< 60 ml/mn/1,73 m2 (9,8%) and 26 patients were on maintenance hemodialysis (42,6%). The majority had genotype 1 and overall SVR12 was 70,1% with a rate of 75% in the Sofosbuvir-regimen subgroup. The adverse events were minor. On multivariate analysis, genotype, viral load and rapid virologic response were independent factors that significantly predicted treatment success.
Conclusion: Sofosbuvir-based regimen appears to be safe and efficious in patients with chronic kidney disease and on maintenance hemodialysis, especially in countries with limited resources.
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