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Development of cutaneous sarcoidosis in a patient with chronic hepatitis C treated with interferon alpha 2b.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  11915769     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
BACKGROUND: Sarcoidosis is a multisystemic granulomatous disorder of unknown etiology that most commonly affects young adults. A probable induction of sarcoidosis by interferons (IFN) has been published. To this date, few cases of cutaneous sarcoidosis inpatients with chronic hepatitis C under interferon treatment have been reported. OBJECTIVE: We describe a 50-year-old woman with chronic hepatitis C who developed lesions of cutaneous sarcoidosis three months after IFN treatment. CONCLUSIONS: The possible role of INF therapy in the development of cutaneous sarcoidosis in a patient with chronic hepatitis C should be considered.
V Neglia; S Sookoian; M Herrera; A Abeldaño; M C Kien; E Chouela; B Frider
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of cutaneous medicine and surgery     Volume:  5     ISSN:  1203-4754     ISO Abbreviation:  J Cutan Med Surg     Publication Date:    2001 Sep-Oct
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2002-03-26     Completed Date:  2002-04-18     Revised Date:  2007-07-04    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9614685     Medline TA:  J Cutan Med Surg     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  406-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Dermatology Department, Argerich County Hospital, University of Buenos Aires, Colon 660, Burzaco, Buenos Aires 1852, Argentina.
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MeSH Terms
Antiviral Agents / adverse effects*,  therapeutic use
Hepatitis C, Chronic / complications,  drug therapy*
Interferon-alpha / adverse effects*,  therapeutic use
Middle Aged
Sarcoidosis / chemically induced*,  complications
Skin Diseases / chemically induced*,  complications
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Antiviral Agents; 0/Interferon-alpha

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