Atazanavir-related jaundice in a middle-aged woman
ResumoHIV infections are associated with high social and economic burdens in the whole world, causing a variable degree of gastrointestinal and hepatic abnormalities mainly due to atazanavir. This protease inhibitor can cause indirect hyperbilirubinemia, without correspondent elevations in the serum levels of canalicular enzymes, or aminotransferases. Lack of hyperbilirubinemia may be a marker of the patient's non-adherence to the treatment. The types of myocardial infarction and stroke have a relationship with high bilirubin levels. This report and commented articles emphasize the role of hyperbilirubinemia in HIV infection and the multidisciplinary approach to better follow-up of the patients treated with atazanavir.
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