Open Label Study of 8 vs. 12 Weeks of Ledipasvir/Sofosbuvir in Genotype 6 Treatment Naïve or Experienced Patients. The American journal of gastroenterology Nguyen, M. H., Trinh, H. n., Do, S. n., Nguyen, T. n., Nguyen, P. n., Henry, L. n. 2017


Hepatitis C genotype 6 (HCV-GT6) is one of the most prevalent genotypes in Southeast Asia. Ledipasvir and sofosbuvir fixed-dose combination (LDV/SOF FDC) for 12 weeks has been shown to be effective for multiple HCV genotypes including treatment-naïve HCV-6. Our goal was to examine treatment outcomes in a diverse HCV-6 population.We prospectively enrolled 60 HCV-GT6 patients at four US centers. Treatment -naïve without cirrhosis patients received open-labeled LDV/SOF FDC orally once a day for 8 weeks; All cirrhotic and/or treatment-experienced patients received LDV/SOF FDC for 12 weeks. The primary outcome was sustained virological response 12 weeks after therapy (SVR12). Secondary outcomes were adverse events (AEs) and/or serious adverse events (SAEs). All patients gave written consent.Overall mean age was 58±10 and 58% were male. All patients were Asian and foreign born. The 8-week group included 20 patients (33.3%) and the 12-week included 40 patients (66.7%). There were 2 (5%) patients with decompensation, 3 with liver cancer (7.5%), and 14 with prior treatment (35%) in the 12-week group. SVR12 was 95.0% for the 8-week group (19/20) and 95.0% for the 12-week group (38/40). AEs included fatigue (5%), insomnia (3.3%), headache (1.7%), and nausea (1.7%); however, all patients completed the intended treatment duration. There were two treatment-unrelated SAEs.LDV/SOF FDC for 8 or 12 weeks was safe and effective for patients without cirrhosis or prior treatment failure as well as for patients with cirrhosis and/or prior treatment failure, respectively.Am J Gastroenterol advance online publication, 31 October 2017; doi:10.1038/ajg.2017.399.

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