Interferon-alpha (IFN-α) is an effective drug used for the treatment of chronic hepatitis C. So far its numerous side effects have been reported in the literature. It may be difficult to always put IFN-induced thyroid diseases into a single classic thyroid disease table. There are numerous atypical thyroid diseases due to IFN usage for hepatitis C virus. Herein, we present a case with a rare clinical table such as thyrotoxicosis observed following IFN-α therapy in a patient with euthyroid nodular thyroid without autoimmune thyroiditis findings and the use of therapeutic apheresis method for the treatment of disease.
- thyroid disease
- hepatitis c
- unwanted effects / adverse reactions
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Contributors All authors: shared the responsibilities of the manuscripts writing process. ZAS: planning and conduct; acquisition of data or analysis and interpretation of data. ZAS, AE and TM: reporting. ZAS and MO: conception and design.
Competing interests None declared.
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