Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome Cholangiopathy: Case Series of Three Patients and Literature Review

Yasir Ahmed, Mustafeez Ur Rahman, Zoia Ehsan Khattak, Jorge Herrera, Eduardo Calderon


Cholangiopathy in acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS) is being less frequently reported since antiretroviral therapy (ART) is available. It is associated with an advanced disease and seen in situations with poor access or non-compliance with ART. Liver biopsy is thought to have low yield in cases of AIDS cholangiopathy, but it can be an important tool in diagnosis, especially early in the course of the disease. The prognosis of AIDS cholangiopathy is generally not favorable, the therapy for opportunistic infections is mostly ineffective and restoration of immune system with ART remains the therapy of choice. We are sharing our experience of diagnosing and managing three cases of AIDS cholangiopathy.

J Med Cases. 2022;13(9):462-470


AIDS cholangiopathy; HIV/AIDS; Opportunistic infections; Antiretroviral therapy

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