Graves’ disease following interferon therapy for chronic hepatitis C infection

Omayma El Shafie, Samir Hussein, Waheed El Awady, Nicholas Woodhouse

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Abstract

We describe the first case of Graves’ disease occurring at Sultan Qaboos University Hospital, Oman, in a patient who was under treatment with interferon alfa for HCV infection. INF-α is now being widely used to treat patients with a variety of disorders including infection with hepatitis C virus. Clinical thyroid disease, hypo and hyperthyroidism can occur in up to 15% of patients. We emphasize the need for thyroid function screening before and during therapy to identify patients early in the course of their disease..

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)75-77
Number of pages3
JournalSultan Qaboos University Medical Journal
Volume8
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Mar 1 2008

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Graves Disease
Chronic Hepatitis C
Interferons
Infection
Oman
Thyroid Diseases
Hyperthyroidism
Therapeutics
Interferon-alpha
Hepacivirus
Thyroid Gland

Keywords

  • Antibodies, Thyroid
  • Case report, Oman
  • Interferon
  • Thyroid function test
  • Thyrotoxicosis

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  • Medicine(all)

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Graves’ disease following interferon therapy for chronic hepatitis C infection. / El Shafie, Omayma; Hussein, Samir; El Awady, Waheed; Woodhouse, Nicholas.

In: Sultan Qaboos University Medical Journal, Vol. 8, No. 1, 01.03.2008, p. 75-77.

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El Shafie, Omayma ; Hussein, Samir ; El Awady, Waheed ; Woodhouse, Nicholas. / Graves’ disease following interferon therapy for chronic hepatitis C infection. In: Sultan Qaboos University Medical Journal. 2008 ; Vol. 8, No. 1. pp. 75-77.
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