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Contraindications for Therapy with Interferon in Viral Hepatitis C

Purpose:

To identify contraindications to the use of interferon.

Specialty:

Infectious Diseases
Clinical Pharmacology & Toxicology
Gastroenterology

Objective:

pharmacogenetics, prevention

ICD-10:

B17.1, B18.2

Description:

Alpha interferon therapy can have serious side effects. Patients with certain conditions should either not be treated with interferon or else be treated with caution.

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