New-onset of celiac disease during interferon-based therapy for hepatitis C

Abhinav Vasudevan, John S. Lubel

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We present the case of a patient who first developed symptoms of celiac disease while on interferon-based therapy for treatment of chronic hepatitis C. He required hospital admission for symptom management and diagnostic work-up of severe diarrhoea. He made a rapid recovery with a gluten-free diet and was able to continue therapy. Consideration should be given to screening for celiac disease prior to the commencement of interferon-based therapy, particularly in highprevalence populations.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)83-85
Number of pages3
JournalGastroenterology Report
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Feb 2015


  • Celiac disease
  • Hepatitis C
  • Interferon

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