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Pericarditis and chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy during therapy with pegylated interferon alfa-2a for chronic hepatitis C.
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PMID:  21161021     Owner:  NLM     Status:  PubMed-not-MEDLINE    
We report a case of pericarditis and chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy with biological signs of a lupus-like syndrome due to pegylated interferon alfa-2a therapy during treatment for chronic hepatitis C. The patient developed moderate weakness in the lower limbs and dyspnea. He was hospitalized for congestive heart failure. An electrocardiogram showed gradual ST-segment elevation in leads V(1) through V(6) without coronary artery disease. A transthoracic cardiac ultrasonographic study revealed moderate pericardial effusion with normal left ventricular function. Anti-DNA antibody and antids DNA IgM were positive. Neurological examination revealed a symmetrical predominantly sensory polyneuropathy with impairment of light touch and pin prick in globe and stoking-like distribution. Treatment with prednisolone improved the pericarditis and motor nerve disturbance and the treatment with intravenous immunoglobulin improved the sensory nerve disturbance.
Kazuaki Nishio; Takeshi Konndo; Shunichi Okada; Machiko Enchi
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  World journal of hepatology     Volume:  2     ISSN:  1948-5182     ISO Abbreviation:  World J Hepatol     Publication Date:  2010 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-12-16     Completed Date:  2011-07-14     Revised Date:  2013-05-29    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101532469     Medline TA:  World J Hepatol     Country:  China    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  358-61     Citation Subset:  -    
Kazuaki Nishio, Takeshi Konndo, The Third Department of Internal Medicine, School of Medicine Showa University, Tokyo 142-8666, Japan.
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