fatty liver - causes/treatment
Jun 29, 2001
Thankyou for answering my previous question. Which antiviral drugs (I have read that NRTI's are, most probably , implicated)- which of these might be the worst culprits.
If antiviral drugs are stopped would the fatty liver resolve? Is there any other treatments for this condition?
Many thanks - again
Response from Dr. Bartlett
At this point, it is difficult to conclude that specific NRTI's are more likely to cause fatty liver. Most investigators believe that fatty liver is related to the mitochondrial toxicities of these drugs, and in the future this may help in assessing relative risk of fatty liver with specific drugs. In most conditions associated with fatty liver, the changes are reversible. We are hopeful that fatty liver should resolve when the offending antiretroviral drugs are stopped.
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