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.
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Korean Journal of Dermatology|
|Publication status||Published - 2008 Jul|
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