Does hepatitis C treatment cause hypothyroidism

Which commonly prescribed hepatitis C treatment is associated with hypothyroidism? 

Pegylated interferon-α2b causes or worsens underlying autoimmune thyroid disease. Hypothyroidism can be seen in upward of 5% of treated patients. In addition, tyrosine kinase inhibitors (e.g., sunitinib, imatinib), which are used to treat hepatocellular carcinoma, are also noted to cause hypothyroidism.


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