Central hypothyroidism in patients with chronic hepatitis C and relation with interferon-alpha treatment.


OBJECTIVE Since some authors referred to panhypopituitarism or central hypothyroidism during the treatment of chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection using interferon-α, it is intended to evaluate the prevalence of central hypothyroidism (CH) in HCV patients before and during interferon-α therapy. PATIENTS AND METHODS We evaluated 308 HCV patients… (More)


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