Mixed Cryoglobulinemia Secondary to Interferon Therapy for Hepatitis C

May 2005 | Volume 1 | Issue 1 | Original Article | 72 | Copyright © May 2005

Arash Kimyai-Asadi, MD; Kathy Gohar, MD; Pil Kang, BS; Adil Usman, MD; Robert Zenenberg, DO and Ming H. Jih, MD, PHD

Mixed cryoglobulinemia is a systemic vasculitis associated with hepatitis C infection. We present a case of mixed cryoglobulinemia induced by interferon-a therapy for hepatitis C infection and review previous cases in which cryoglobulinemic symptom exacerbations were caused by interferon-a.