CRCM  Vol.2 No.1 , March 2013
Pulmonary aspergillosis in a patient with COPD due to PEG-interferon and ribavirin therapy for chronic hepatitis C
ABSTRACT

This is a case of 52 years old male patient with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) who developed semi-invasive pulmonary aspergillosis while on pegylated-interferon alpha-2a and for chronic hepatitis C infection. This complication is very rarely seen during interferon therapy for other any purposes. Pulmonary aspergillosis in particular group of chronic hepatitis C patients under immunosupressive therapy should also be in mind and interdisciplinary medical cooperation might be needed during the treatment for immune-suppressed patients. Pulmonary aspergillosis is also discussed from many aspects in the light of the literature.


Cite this paper
Ozdal, E. , Eser, V. , Seyhmus, G. and Nurdan, T. (2013) Pulmonary aspergillosis in a patient with COPD due to PEG-interferon and ribavirin therapy for chronic hepatitis C. Case Reports in Clinical Medicine, 2, 70-75. doi: 10.4236/crcm.2013.21020.
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