Biliary disease and cholecystectomy after initiation of elexacaftor/ivacaftor/tezacaftor in adults with cystic fibrosis

Julie Safirstein, Jonathan J. Grant, Emily Clausen, Deepika Savant, Rebecca Dezube, Gina Hong

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Abstract

Individuals with cystic fibrosis (CF) have an increased risk for gallbladder abnormalities and biliary tract disease, but the reported incidence of these manifestations of CF varies widely in the literature. With the approval of elexacaftor/tezacaftor/ivacaftor (ELX/TEZ/IVA), increasing numbers of CF patients have been initiated on highly effective cystic fibrosis transmembrane regulator (CFTR) modulator therapy. While elevations in hepatic panel are known potential side effects of CFTR modulators, there have been no published cases of biliary disease or acute cholecystitis attributed to these medications. In this case series, we describe seven patients at two adult CF centers with biliary colic shortly after initiation with ELX/TEZ/IVA, six of whom required cholecystectomy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalJournal of Cystic Fibrosis
DOIs
StateAccepted/In press - 2020

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine

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