Case Report
Copyright ©The Author(s) 2016.
World J Hepatol. Jul 18, 2016; 8(20): 858-862
Published online Jul 18, 2016. doi: 10.4254/wjh.v8.i20.858
Figure 1
Figure 1 Change in laboratories in relation to antiviral therapy (A) and in aminotransferase and Alkaline Phosphate levels over time (B). A: Change in laboratories in relation to antiviral therapy. Shortly after initiation of hepatitis C treatment, and after 4 mo of stable levels, laboratory values deteriorated indicating a decline in hepatic synthetic function; peak bilirubin - 23 mg/dL, PT/INR - 1.65, lactate-2.44 mg/dL, lowest albumin - 2.5 g/L. Shortly after treatment discontinuation, laboratory values slowly returned to baseline; B: Change in aminotransferase and alkaline phosphate levels over time. There was a spike in aminotransferase levels after the TACE procedure. Following HCV treatment initiation, aminotransferase levels declined over time, reaching plateau levels of AST = 40 U/L and ALT = 25 U/L. Aminotransferase levels remained stable when total bilirubin and PT/INR levels increased (shown in Figure 1A above). AST: Aspartate transaminase; ALT: Alanine aminotransferase; TACE: Transcatheter arterial chemoembolization; INR: International normalized ratio; PODr + R: Paritaprevir, Ombitasvir, Dasabuvir, Ritonavir, and Ribavirin; IV: Intravenous; PO: By mouth.
Figure 2
Figure 2 Hepatitis C virus RNA measurements over time. HCV RNA levels (circles) declined rapidly during treatment reaching not detected levels by the first measurement after treatment discontinuation and the patient achieved a sustained virologic response (SVR) defined as no detectable viral RNA 12 wk post treatment (purple line). HCV: Hepatitis C virus; PODr + R: Paritaprevir, Ombitasvir, Dasabuvir, Ritonavir, and Ribavirin.