ABSTRACT: A rare case of Vogt-Koyanagi-Harada disease associated with ribavirin and interferon-alpha treatment for chronic hepatitis C infection is presented. The potential role of interferon and/or ribavirin therapy is discussed. Physicians should be aware of the association between interferon-alpha and ribavirin use for hepatitis C infection and the development of Harada's disease. Close monitoring of such patients for ocular side effects is necessary.
The Journal of infection 03/2006; 52(2):e59-61. · 4.13 Impact Factor