Attempted suicide in two patients with chronic hepatitis C while being treated with Interferon-alpha

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Seyed Moayed Alavian 1 , * , Behzad Hajarizadeh 2

1 Baqiyatallah Hospital Tehran Hepatitis Center, [email protected], IR-Iran

2 Methodology and statistics consultant, Tehran

How to Cite: Alavian S, Hajarizadeh B. Attempted suicide in two patients with chronic hepatitis C while being treated with Interferon-alpha, Hepat Mon. Online ahead of Print ; 4(6):20-22.

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Hepatitis Monthly: 4 (6); 20-22
Article Type: Case Report

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Abstract

A 36-years old man was treated with Peg-interferon (PEGASYS) and ribavirin to control of Hepatitis C experienced a suicide attempt and was admitted to hospital. Another case treated by PDferon B® attempted to suicide by consumption more than 100 tablet of Fluxetin. Fortunately their family rescued them. Both of them had a history of depression and interferon-alpha deepened it. These are the first reports of suicide attempt after treatment with PEGASYS and PDferon B® from Iran.

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Interferon Suicide Depression Hepatitis C

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