Exacerbation of Skin Lesions in a 50 year old Man with Psoriasis during Treatment by Pegylated Interferon

Amir houshang Sharifi, Elham Fakharzadeh, Hedyeh Zamini, Arghavan Haj-Sheykholeslami, Hossain Jabbari


Chronic hepatitis C might lead to several immunological dysfunctions. Studies have shown a positive association between hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection and psoriasis. These results suggest that the infection may be one of the triggering factors for the development or exacerbation of psoriasis. Here, we present a case of chronic HCV infection with psoriasis who developed exacerbation of skin lesions during therapy with peginterferon alpha-2a plus ribavirin. We discuss the management, course and results of HCV treatment in this patient


HCV; Psoriasis; Pegylated interferon; Ribavirin

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.15171/middle%20east%20j%20di.v4i1.680

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