Patients with indolent non-Hodgkin lymphomas (NHL) may often be followed up only with observation, reserving chemotherapy in case of spread. Patients with chronic HCV infection and B cell NHL frequently undergo regression of lymphoproliferative disease once HCV infection is eradicated by treatment. Interferon (IFN)-based therapy has been the treatment of choice for years, remaining unclear whether it is effective in B cell NHL directly or through HCV eradication, since IFN is effective in both HCV infection and B cell NHL. IFN therapy for HCV infection became obsolete with the advent of the well tolerated direct-acting antiviral agents (DAAs), whose excellent efficacy in treating patients with chronic HCV infection and B cell NHL has been recently highlighted. We treated a 53-year-old woman with chronic HCV infection and marginal zone lymphoma (MZL) with elbasvir plus grazoprevir in 2018, with complete remission and persisting excellent results: sustained virological response 24 weeks after treatment (SVR24). The exclusive role of HCV eradication in B cell NHL regression is also underlined.

Elbasvir/Grazoprevir combination therapy in a B-NHL patient with HCV genotype 1 infection

Sagnelli, Caterina;Sagnelli, Evangelista;Colella, Giuseppe;Guastafierro, Salvatore;Marrone, Aldo
2021

Abstract

Patients with indolent non-Hodgkin lymphomas (NHL) may often be followed up only with observation, reserving chemotherapy in case of spread. Patients with chronic HCV infection and B cell NHL frequently undergo regression of lymphoproliferative disease once HCV infection is eradicated by treatment. Interferon (IFN)-based therapy has been the treatment of choice for years, remaining unclear whether it is effective in B cell NHL directly or through HCV eradication, since IFN is effective in both HCV infection and B cell NHL. IFN therapy for HCV infection became obsolete with the advent of the well tolerated direct-acting antiviral agents (DAAs), whose excellent efficacy in treating patients with chronic HCV infection and B cell NHL has been recently highlighted. We treated a 53-year-old woman with chronic HCV infection and marginal zone lymphoma (MZL) with elbasvir plus grazoprevir in 2018, with complete remission and persisting excellent results: sustained virological response 24 weeks after treatment (SVR24). The exclusive role of HCV eradication in B cell NHL regression is also underlined.
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