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Interferon Induced Thyroiditis (IIT) in Patient with Hepatitis C

Purpose:

To evaluate a patient for thyroid dysfunction associated with interferon alpha therapy for hepatitis C.

Specialty:

Endocrinology, Nutrition & Dermatology
Clinical Laboratory

Objective:

adverse effects

ICD-10:

E06.4, B17.1, B18.2

Description:

A patient with viral hepatitis C who is treated with interferon alpha may develop a thyroiditis.

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