Interferon therapy for acute hepatitis C during pregnancy.

  title={Interferon therapy for acute hepatitis C during pregnancy.},
  author={Ersan Ozaslan and Rahmi Yilmaz and Halis Şimşek and Gonca Tatar},
  journal={The Annals of pharmacotherapy},
  volume={36 11},
OBJECTIVE Due to their antiproliferative activity, the probable effects of interferons on a fetus are a concern. We report on a pregnant patient who developed acute hepatitis C during pregnancy and was treated with a short course of interferon alfa therapy with a successful outcome. CASE SUMMARY A 26-year-old woman was diagnosed with acute hepatitis C at the 16th week of pregnancy. She received a total dose of 72 million units of interferon alfa-2b during a 2 1/2 month period. Although the… CONTINUE READING
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