Branch retinal vein thrombosis and visual loss probably associated with pegylated interferon therapy of chronic hepatitis C.

@article{Gonalves2006BranchRV,
  title={Branch retinal vein thrombosis and visual loss probably associated with pegylated interferon therapy of chronic hepatitis C.},
  author={Luciana Lof{\^e}go Gonçalves and Alberto Queiroz Farias and Patr{\'i}cia Lof{\^e}go Gonçalves and Elbio-Antonio D'Amico and Flair Jos{\'e} Carrilho},
  journal={World journal of gastroenterology},
  year={2006},
  volume={12 28},
  pages={4602-3}
}
Ophthalmological complications with interferon therapy are usually mild and reversible, not requiring the withdrawal of the treatment. We report a case of a patient who had visual loss probably associated with interferon therapy. Chronic hepatitis C virus infection (genotype 1a) was diagnosed in a 33-year old asymptomatic man. His past medical history was unremarkable and previous routine ophthalmologic check-up was normal. Pegylated interferon alpha and ribavirin were started. Three weeks… CONTINUE READING
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