Generalized eczema-like eruption in a patient treated with interferon alpha-2b and ribavirin for chronic hepatitis C

Sook Kwon Yeon, Suk Kim Dae, Jin Ryu Dong, Ho Oh Sang, Hoon Lee Kwang

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The combination of interferon alpha with ribavirin is currently recommended in the treatment of hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection. Commonly reported cutaneous reactions include localized reactions such as injection site inflammation and necrosis and worsening of other skin disorders, including psoriasis, lichen planus, vitiligo, or systemic lupus erythematosus. However, generalized eczematous reactions have been reported to occur uncommonly in patients treated with interferon and ribavirin, however such a case has not been described in the Korean literature. Herein, we describe a 49-year old female showing generalized eczema-like eruption after treatment of interferon alpha-2b and ribavirin for chronic HCV infection.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)915-918
Number of pages4
JournalKorean Journal of Dermatology
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 2008 Jul 1


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Dermatology

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