Canadian Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology

Canadian Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology / 2000 / Article

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Volume 14 |Article ID 969163 | https://doi.org/10.1155/2000/969163

Curtis L Cooper, Rachel Gerstein, Kelly Kaita, "Fasciitis Complicating Subcutaneous Injection of Interferon Beta", Canadian Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, vol. 14, Article ID 969163, 2 pages, 2000. https://doi.org/10.1155/2000/969163

Fasciitis Complicating Subcutaneous Injection of Interferon Beta

Received20 May 1999
Accepted09 Jun 1999

Abstract

Data pertaining to 65 patients treated at the Health Sciences Center Hepatology Research Unit in Winnipeg, Manitoba describing local complications related to subcutaneous interferon (IFN) injection administered to treat hepatitis C virus infection are presented. Nine patients experienced local erythematous reactions at the injection region. No life-threatening complications were identified. One case of fasciitis complicating IFN injection – a complication not previously reported – was successfully managed with surgical debridement and antibiotic therapy. This case is a dramatic example of why sterile technique during infections must be adhered to.

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