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ea0022s26.3 | Adverse effects of drugs on thyroid | ECE2010

Interferons and the thyroid

Tomer Yaron

Interferon-alpha (IFNa) is used for the treatment of various disorders, including chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection and certain malignancies. One of the commonest side effects of IFNa therapy is thyroiditis, with up to 40% of HCV patients on IFNa developing clinical or subclinical disease. In some cases interferon induced thyroiditis (IIT) may cause complications such as atrial fibrillation resulting in discontinuation of therapy. IIT can manifest clinically as thyroto...