Autoimmune thyroid dysfunction induced by interferon-alpha treatment for chronic hepatitis C: screening and monitoring recommendations.

@article{Ward2001AutoimmuneTD,
  title={Autoimmune thyroid dysfunction induced by interferon-alpha treatment for chronic hepatitis C: screening and monitoring recommendations.},
  author={Daniel Lee Ward and Robert Bing-You},
  journal={Endocrine practice : official journal of the American College of Endocrinology and the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists},
  year={2001},
  volume={7 1},
  pages={52-8}
}
OBJECTIVE To analyze the proposed mechanisms of action of recombinant interferon-alpha (IFN-a) in causing autoimmune thyroid dysfunction, to identify pretreatment risk factors, and to provide recommendations for screening and monitoring of thyroid dysfunction during IFN-a therapy for chronic hepatitis C. METHODS Selected publications were reviewed to analyze the proposed mechanisms of autoimmune thyroid disorders. In addition, we examined the interrelationship of the thyroid and the liver… CONTINUE READING

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