Pulmonary complications of treatment with pegylated interferon for hepatitis C infection-two case reports.

@article{Hegade2013PulmonaryCO,
  title={Pulmonary complications of treatment with pegylated interferon for hepatitis C infection-two case reports.},
  author={Vinod S Hegade and R. M. Sood and Dinesh Saralaya and Sulleman Moreea},
  journal={Annals of hepatology},
  year={2013},
  volume={12 4},
  pages={629-33}
}
Pegylated interferon (Peg-IFN) in combination with ribavirin is the standard of care in the treatment of chronic hepatitis C (HCV). Peg-IFN is known to have a number of side effects but severe respiratory complications are uncommon. We report two cases, one of Peg-IFN induced interstitial pneumonitis (IP) and the other of bronchiolitis obliterans organising pneumonia (BOOP) in patients with chronic hepatitis C infection. In general, respiratory complications of Peg-IFN are mild and resolve with… CONTINUE READING