Case report: silent thyroiditis developed during alpha-interferon therapy.


Alpha-interferon (IFN-alpha) was used for the treatment of chronic active hepatitis C in a 30-year-old woman who was euthyroid but had low titers of antithyroid antibodies before treatment. Two months after the initiation of IFN-alpha therapy she became thyrotoxic. She had nontender diffuse goiter. A laboratory examination revealed elevated levels of serum… (More)


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