Interferon-associated retinopathy in patients of chronic hepatitis C

C. Tsutsumi, T. Sakamoto, T. Ishibashi, H. Inomata, M. Enjoji, M. Nakamuta, N. Kinugawa

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We reviewed 29 patients of chronic hepatitis C treated by interferon (IFN) regarding the incidence of IFN retinopathy and risk factors. IFN retinopathy developed in 15 patients (52%). Association of systemic hypertension (p=0.0078) and elevated serum virus level (p=0.0022) were identified as risk factors of IFN retinopathy by stepwise multiple logistic regression analysis. Following factors were not associated with the occurrence of retinopathy : sex, age, body weight, association of diabetes, body mass index, serotype of hepatitis C virus, efficacy of IFN treatment, type of IFN and method of IFN administration.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)499-503
Number of pages5
JournalJapanese Journal of Clinical Ophthalmology
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2001

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Ophthalmology


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