Clinical Rheumatology

, Volume 18, Issue 2, pp 177–179 | Cite as

Pericarditis After Therapy with Interferon-α for Chronic Hepatitis C

  • A. Boonen
  • R. W. Stockbrügger
  • Sj. van der Linden
Case Report

Abstract:

We report a patient with pericarditis following therapy with interferon-α for chronic hepatitis C viral infection. Possible relationships between pericarditis, hepatitis C and its treatment with interferon-α are briefly discussed.

Key words:Autoimmune diseases – Hepatitis C – Interferon-alpha – Pericarditis 

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© Clinical Rheumatology 1999

Authors and Affiliations

  • A. Boonen
    • 1
  • R. W. Stockbrügger
    • 2
  • Sj. van der Linden
    • 1
  1. 1.Division of Rheumatology, Department of Internal Medicine, University Hospital Maastricht, The NetherlandsNL
  2. 2.Division of Gastroenterology, Department of Internal Medicine, University Hospital Maastricht, The NetherlandsNL

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