Recovery after L-DOPA treatment in peginterferon and ribavirin induced parkinsonism.

@article{Bersano2008RecoveryAL,
  title={Recovery after L-DOPA treatment in peginterferon and ribavirin induced parkinsonism.},
  author={Anna Bersano and A Aghemo and M G Rumi and Elena Ballabio and Livia Candelise and Massimo Colombo},
  journal={European journal of internal medicine},
  year={2008},
  volume={19 5},
  pages={370-1}
}
BACKGROUND Hepatitis C virus (HCV) chronically infects approximately 2% of the European population. Antiviral therapy with pegInterferon-alpha (PegIFN) and ribavirin (Rbv) is the standard of care, leading to HCV eradication in roughly 50% of patients. IFN-based therapy has been associated with high rates (20%) of central nervous system side effects, but only a few case reports exist on extrapyramidal side effects. RESULTS We report a 64-year-old man developing parkinsonism during PegIFN alfa… CONTINUE READING
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