Marked increase of serum hepatitis C virus (HCV) RNA titer during treatment with high-dose prednisolone in a case of polymyositis

@article{Kato2004MarkedIO,
  title={Marked increase of serum hepatitis C virus (HCV) RNA titer during treatment with high-dose prednisolone in a case of polymyositis},
  author={Takashi Kato and Takahiro Okai and Takuya Shiroma and Junko Fukuda and Ryuichi Yokohari and Masao Tadokoro},
  journal={Clinical Rheumatology},
  year={2004},
  volume={24},
  pages={182-186}
}
A 70-year-old Japanese woman with hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection was diagnosed with polymyositis and treated with high-dose prednisolone (PSL). The serum alanine aminotransferase (ALT) level increased from 78 to 345 U/l 1 week after initiating treatment, although the polymyositis settled promptly. Furthermore, the serum HCV RNA level increased markedly from 110 to 850 kIU/ml 3 weeks after starting treatment. Previously, the patient had suffered an occlusion of the left branch of the retinal… 
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