n Southern African Journal of HIV Medicine - Consensus statement : management of drug-induced liver injury in HIV-positive patients treated for TB : guideline

Volume 14, Issue 3
  • ISSN : 1608-9693
  • E-ISSN: 2078-6751



Drug-induced liver injury (DILI) in HIV/tuberculosis (TB) co-infected patients is a common problem in the South African setting, and re-introduction of anti-TB drugs can be challenging for the healthcare worker. Although international guidelines on the re-introduction of TB treatment are available, the definition of DILI is not uniform, management of antiretroviral therapy (ART) in HIV co-infection is not mentioned, and the guidance on management is not uniform and lacks a practical approach. In this consensus statement, we summarise important aspects of DILI and provide practical guidance for healthcare workers for different patient groups and healthcare settings on the re-introduction of anti-TB drugs and ART in HIV/TB co-infected individuals presenting with DILI.

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