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Revista Colombiana de Gastroenterologia

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MARIN, Juan Ignacio et al. First Liver Transplant in an HIV Patient in Colombia: Case Report and Literature Review. Rev Col Gastroenterol [online]. 2017, vol.32, n.3, pp.283-286. ISSN 0120-9957.

Appropriate antiretroviral treatment and management has transformed HIV into a chronic disease with good long-term survival rates. Currently more than half of the deaths of these patients are due to non-HIV-related causes among which terminal liver disease resulting from various etiologies is the second most frequent cause of death. Consequently, liver transplantation has become a treatment option for selected patients whose HIV infections have been controlled. Post-transplant survival rates are similar to those of other liver transplant patients. This report presents the first liver transplant in Colombia of an HIV infected patient. This patient had a coinfection with Hepatitis B virus as well as cirrhosis of the liver and hepatocellular carcinoma. The procedure was performed in the Hospital Pablo Tobón Uribe in 2010.

Keywords : HIV; liver transplantation; cirrhosis; hepatocellular carcinoma..

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