A case of a HIV-1 infected patient with history of chronic hepatitis B and chronic alcohol use without cirrhosis, who presented with aggressive hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) with multiple metastasis is presented. Systemic chemotherapy combined with use of bevacizumab (anti-VEgF monoclonal antibody) was without effect and the patient succumbed to his disease within weeks. Relatively recent data indicate that HCC may be extremely aggressive in HIV/HBV or HIV/HCV coinfected patients with younger age at presentation, shorter evolution time, a more advanced stage at presentation with higher rates of extrahepatic-extranodal metastases and, finally, a reduced survival rate as compared with HIV-negative patients. To our knowledge, this is the first report in the English literature of bevacizumab use for metastatic hepatocellular carcinoma in HIV infected patients.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||Archives of Hellenic Medicine|
|State||Published - Sep 1 2008|
- HIV/HBV coinfection
- Metastatic hepatocellular carcinoma
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