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Bosentan and sildenafil in the treatment of HIV-associated pulmonary hypertension

Pierangelo Chinello, Stefania Cicalini, Andrea Cortese, Maria Paola Cicini, Nicola Petrosillo

Authors information
  • Pierangelo Chinello
    Second Infectious Diseases Unit, L. Spallanzani National Institute for Infectious Diseases, Rome, Italy. pierangelo.chinello@inmi.it
  • Stefania Cicalini
    Second Infectious Diseases Unit, L. Spallanzani National Institute for Infectious Diseases, Rome, Italy.
  • Andrea Cortese
    U.O. Diagnostica per Immagini, S. Camillo-Forlanini Hospital, Rome, Italy.
  • Maria Paola Cicini
    III Cardiology Unit, S. Camillo-Forlanini Hospital, Rome, Italy.
  • Nicola Petrosillo
    Second Infectious Diseases Unit, L. Spallanzani National Institute for Infectious Diseases, Rome, Italy.

Abstract


We present the case of an HIV/HCV-coinfected patient with HIV-related pulmonary hypertension (HRPH) who experienced a good clinical and functional response to bosentan, with a subsequent switch to oral sildenafil due to increased transaminase levels. Bosentan resulted less handy in this case, probably due to both side effects and co-morbidities.

Keywords


bosentan; sildenafil; HIV; pulmonary arterial hypertension

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Submitted: 2011-08-11 17:47:31
Published: 2011-11-22 14:19:00
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