Psychiatric side effects of pegylated interferon alfa-2b as compared to conventional interferon alfa-2b in patients with chronic hepatitis C.

@article{Kraus2005PsychiatricSE,
  title={Psychiatric side effects of pegylated interferon alfa-2b as compared to conventional interferon alfa-2b in patients with chronic hepatitis C.},
  author={Michael Rupert Kraus and Arne Schaefer and Herbert Csef and Michael Scheurlen},
  journal={World journal of gastroenterology},
  year={2005},
  volume={11 12},
  pages={1769-74}
}
AIM To assess systematically the spectrum and extent of depressive symptoms comparing patient groups receiving peginterferon or conventional interferon. METHODS Ninety-eight patients with chronic hepatitis C and interferon-based therapy (+ribavirin) were consecutively enrolled in a longitudinal study. Patients were treated with conventional interferon alfa-2b (48/98 patients; 5 MIU interferon alfa-2b thrice weekly) or peginterferon alfa-2b (50/98 patients; 80-150 mug peginterferon alfa-2b) in… CONTINUE READING

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