Interferon-α and pericardial injury: A case report and literature review

Fayaz A. Hakim, Sujata Singh, Anil Pandit, Jorge R. Alegria, John Camoriano, Melissa L. Stanton, Farouk Mookadam

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Abstract

Interferon- a (IFN-a) alone or in combination with other chemotherapeutic agents has been used in the management of many malignant and non-malignant conditions. Pericarditis with or without pericardial effusion has been reported with IFN-a therapy, and available literature is limited to case reports. Pericardial constriction after interferon use has not been described in the published literature to date. We performed a systematic review of literature to address the demographic features, clinical presentation, diagnosis, treatment and outcome of interferon-related pericardial injury.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)48-53
Number of pages6
JournalHeart Asia
Volume6
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 2014

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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