UCL Discovery
UCL home » Library Services » Electronic resources » UCL Discovery

Parkinsonism in patients with chronic hepatitis C treated with interferon-alpha 2b: a report of two cases

Kajihara, M; Montagnese, S; Khanna, P; Amodio, P; Schapira, AHV; Dusheiko, GM; Morgan, MY; (2010) Parkinsonism in patients with chronic hepatitis C treated with interferon-alpha 2b: a report of two cases. European Journal of Gastroenterology & Hepatology , 22 (5) pp. 628-631. 10.1097/MEG.0b013e32833383e3. Green open access

[img]
Preview
Text
Dusheiko_Morgan_MYM Final INF and Parkinsonism EJGH Text 21 Sept 2009.pdf - Accepted version

Download (289kB) | Preview

Abstract

Details of two patients with chronic hepatitis C who developed features of Parkinsonism when treated with IFN-2b and ribavirin are reported. The symptoms resolved when treatment was discontinued in one patient but not in the other. Physicians should be alert to the possibility that drug-related Parkinsonism may complicate treatment of hepatitis C with antiviral agents; the agent most likely responsible is INF-2b. Prompt withdrawal of treatment is mandatory but does not always guarantee reversal of the Parkinsonian features.

Type: Article
Title: Parkinsonism in patients with chronic hepatitis C treated with interferon-alpha 2b: a report of two cases
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.1097/MEG.0b013e32833383e3
Publisher version: https://doi.org/10.1097/MEG.0b013e32833383e3
Language: English
Additional information: This version is the author accepted manuscript. For information on re-use, please refer to the publisher’s terms and conditions.
Keywords: hepatitis C virus, interferon, Parkinsonism
UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Brain Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Brain Sciences > UCL Queen Square Institute of Neurology
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Brain Sciences > UCL Queen Square Institute of Neurology > Clinical and Movement Neurosciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Medical Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Medical Sciences > Div of Medicine
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Medical Sciences > Div of Medicine > Inst for Liver and Digestive Hlth
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/10053197
Downloads since deposit
17Downloads
Download activity - last month
Download activity - last 12 months
Downloads by country - last 12 months

Archive Staff Only

View Item View Item