Onychomycosis Case Developing during Interferon Treatment

Tuna, Nazan; Teoman Erdem, Mustafa; Karabay, Oğuz
March 2013
Balkan Medical Journal;Mar2013, Vol. 30 Issue 1, p131
Academic Journal
The article discusses some of the side effects following the use of interferons (IFNs) that are used in the treatment of hepatitis B and hepatitis C infections. The cutaneous side effects include dermatitis, hyperpigmentation, malar erythema, prurigo, acantholytic dermatosis, eczema, diffuse hypertricosis, vitiligo and alopecia. The case of a 45-year-old male suffering from onychomycosis as a result of IFN side effect due to treatment for chronic hepatitis B for 10 years is highlighted.


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