IFN-αα induced psoriatic arthritis and HCV-related liver cirrhosis. Therapeutic options and patient’s opinion

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A. Cauli *
G. Porru
A. Vacca
A. Mameli
V. Ibba
V. Mura
M. Piga
A. Mathieu
(*) Corresponding Author:
A. Cauli | office@pagepress.org

Abstract

Hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection in the setting of Psoriatic Arthritis is an additional variable to be considered in the therapeutic approach to the disease because of the complications of an immunosuppressive treatment in the course of a chronic infection and the possible hepatotoxicity of many drugs conventionally used to treat psoriatic arthritis. The case reported explores the therapeutic options in a patient with IFN-α induced psoriatic arthritis, characterised by severe arthritis and psoriasis but also the concomitant presence of HCV chronic hepatitis, in light of the patient’s concerns

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