Indexed on: 02 May '14Published on: 02 May '14Published in: Seminars in liver disease
Fibrosing cholestatic hepatitis is an unusual complication of hepatitis C virus (HCV) recurrence after liver transplant. Fibrosing cholestatic hepatitis is marked by aggressive progression of cholestasis and fibrosis, leading to accelerated graft loss and/or death. Sofosbuvir (GS-7977) is an oral nucleotide analogue inhibitor of HCV polymerase activity. It is a second-generation, direct-acting, antiviral for the treatment of HCV infection. This case illustrates a patient with recurrent HCV with fibrosing cholestatic hepatitis, who was successfully treated with a combination of sofosbuvir and ribavirin with normalization of liver enzyme activities and resolution of HCV-related symptoms. The favorable side effect profile and the lack of drug-drug interaction with immunosuppressive medications make the combination of sofosbuvir and ribavirin a promising regimen for severe HCV recurrence.