Interferon alpha-2b treatment in an HIV-infected patient with hepatitis B virus induced nephrotic syndrome.

A 31-year-old male patient with an asymptomatic HIV infection but with a hepatitis B (HBV) related membraneous glomerulonephritis with nephrotic syndrome was given interferon alpha-2b subcutaneously 3 times weekly for 7.5 months. Zidovudine was added at the 10th week due to low CD4+ cell counts. Before the 6th week of treatment the patient reported a… (More)