The association of interferon with the development of pulmonary tuberculosis

Raymond Farah, J. Awad

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Abstract

We report a new case of a patient suffering from chronic hepatitis C (CHC) and treated with interferon-α2a (IFN-α) who presented with the diagnosis of active pulmonary tuberculosis. Interferon was stopped and appropriate treatment with antituberculous drugs initiated. Several weeks later the patient was free of clinical symptoms. Our case demonstrates a rare association between interferon and tuberculosis since only one case in the literature has described a similar association.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)598-600
Number of pages3
JournalInternational Journal of Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics
Volume45
Issue number11
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 2007
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Chronic hepatitis C
  • Interferon treatment
  • Tuberculosis

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