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Erythema Gyratum Repens Induced by Pegylated Interferon Alfa for Chronic Hepatitis C

Franco Rongioletti, MD; Valentina Fausti, MD; Aurora Parodi, MD
Arch Dermatol. 2012;148(10):1213-1214. doi:10.1001/archdermatol.2012.1968.
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Erythema gyratum repens (ERG) is a distinctive dermatitis often associated with paraneoplastic syndrome.1 We report 2 cases of EGR associated with pegylated interferon alfa treatment for hepatitis C virus (HCV)-related chronic hepatitis.

Correspondence: Prof Rongioletti, Clinica Dermatologica, University di Genova, Viale Benedetto XV,7, 16132 Genoa, Italy (franco.rongioletti@unige.it).

Financial Disclosure: None reported.

Additional Contributions: Elisa Cinotti, MD, contributed to this work.

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Figure. Erythema gyratum repens (case 1) presents as annular migrating erythematous bands forming a concentric pattern on the lower extremities.




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