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Tuesday, March 26, 2013
Hyperpigmentation common adverse event of interferon-based chronic HCV therapy
Researchers evaluated 77 patients with chronic hepatitis C treated with pegylated interferon alfa-2b and ribavirin at the University Hospital of Nice in France. All had received therapy for 3 months or longer. Dermoscopic and clinical examinations were performed on the skin, nails and mucous membranes of each participant, along with skin biopsies if necessary.