Aids Patient With High Bilirubin Count
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University of Minnesota, School of MedicineI can't endorse those options since I have seen no good data on that. Remaining well hydrated (fluids, water) might help as well. Many of my patients on Reyataz with bili levels in tha range have managed to do well and put up with it--I... Read more »
University of Minnesota, School of MedicineThis situation can often mimic Gilbert syndrome (due to a genetic defect with high levels of unconjugated up to 6) which generally is well tolerated. Long-term experience with atazanavir induces hyper-bilirubinemia is still limited but available... Read more »
University of Minnesota, School of MedicineHigh bilirubin levels (mostly indirect) is seen in < 5-7% of patients taking atazanavir and if persistent/severe (such as visible jaundice) then a switch to one of many alternative regimens is considered (such as boosted lopianvir, darunavir,... Read more »
Tufts University School of MedicineMy first thought is that Reyataz is the issue. Reyataz can commonly cause an elevated bilirubin. This is not a cause for concern.I would simply discuss the lab results with your HIV doctor. You also need a fractionation of the bilirubin. If your... Read more »
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high CD8 count that does not go away with time then you probably have
DILS. Fortunately, unless it turns into cancer, DILS is harmless. It
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Posted by Anonymous, 7 RepliesHi from Italy.
I'm HIV+ since Feb 00 and I discovered my status in June.
Since then I have regularly checked my situation having always high VL (from 60K to 240K) and high CD4 (from 750 to 1000).
My last analysis are VL: 200K and CD4: 907.
My doctor is... Read more »
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