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Background: Hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection is a public health problem. Such an infection is prevalent and aggressive in patients with end-stage kidney disease (ESKD). The efficacy and the safety of direct acting antivirus (DAA) in patients with acute HCV and ESKD is under investigation. The aim of this study was to assess the safety and efficacy of sofosbuvir containing regimens in this difficult-to-treat population.
Methods: A prospective and observational study was conducted to evaluate the efficacy and the safety of sofosbuvir containing regimen in patient with ESKD who were undergoing haemodialysis and were acutely infected with HCV. Subjects either received sofosbuvir 200 mg and daclatasvir 60 mg daily or sofosbuvir 400mg/ledipasvir 60mg daily for 12 weeks.
Results: 19 Patients were recruited in this study who were infected with HCV genotype 1a. All subjects achieved sustained virologic response (SVR) twelve weeks after finishing the treatment course. No major adverse effects were reported and the treatment course was well tolerated.
Conclusions: sofosbuvir containing regimens were effective and safe for the treatment of acute HCV in patients with ESKD who were on haemodialysis.