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We describe the first case of Graves’ disease occurring at Sultan Qaboos University Hospital, Oman, in a patient who was under treatment with interferon alfa for HCV infection. INF-α is now being widely used to treat patients with a variety of disorders including infection with hepatitis C virus. Clinical thyroid disease, hypo and hyperthyroidism can occur in up to 15% of patients. We emphasize the need for thyroid function screening before and during therapy to identify patients early in the course of their disease. 


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El Shafie, O., Hussein, S., El Awady, W., & Woodhouse, N. (2008). Graves’ Disease following Interferon Therapy for Chronic Hepatitis C Infection. Sultan Qaboos University Medical Journal, 8(1), 75–77. Retrieved from

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