Suspected acute exacerbation of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis associated with interferon alpha therapy for hepatitis C: Case report

Ling, V.Y.-M., Mortimore, M. and Serisier, D.J. (2013) Suspected acute exacerbation of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis associated with interferon alpha therapy for hepatitis C: Case report. SpringerPlus, 2 1: 1-4. doi:10.1186/2193-1801-2-101

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Author Ling, V.Y.-M.
Mortimore, M.
Serisier, D.J.
Title Suspected acute exacerbation of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis associated with interferon alpha therapy for hepatitis C: Case report
Journal name SpringerPlus   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 2193-1801
Publication date 2013-01-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1186/2193-1801-2-101
Open Access Status DOI
Volume 2
Issue 1
Start page 1
End page 4
Total pages 4
Place of publication Heidelberg, Germany
Publisher SpringerOpen
Language eng
Subject 1000 General
Abstract Interferon alpha (IFNα) has immune stimulatory actions implicated in its pulmonary toxicities. We describe deterioration of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) associated with IFNα treatment for chronic hepatitis C in a 58 year old woman culminating in a fatal suspected acute exacerbation of IPF (AE-IPF). Caution should be exercised in the use of IFNα in subjects with concomitant IPF given its known immunostimulatory effects and possible role in this suspected AE-IPF.
Keyword Acute exacerbation of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis
Hepatitis C
Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis
Interferon alpha
Usual interstitial pneumonia
Q-Index Code CX
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

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