Thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura developed suddenly during interferon treatment for chronic hepatitis C

A 57-year-old man had abnormal hepatic function identified in April 1994. In October 1994, chronic hepatitis C was diagnosed. Based on the findings of a liver biopsy, administration of recombinant interferon (rIFN)-α2b was begun. In the 16th week of treatment, the patient experienced headache and fever and developed a markedly decreased, platelet count and… CONTINUE READING