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1.  Hyercalcemia induced by interferon therapy in chronic hepatitis C 
Interferon is being increasingly used in the treatment of chronic hepatitis C. Several case reports have suggested an association between interferon therapy and sarcoidosis with hypercalcemia. We report a case of severe hypercalcemic crisis with bilateral hilar lymphadenopathy in a male patient who was receiving interferon therapy for hepatitis C. Gastroenterologists should be aware of this unusual but clinically important complication of interferon therapy.
PMCID: PMC3410179  PMID: 22870420
Hypercalcemia; interferon; sarcoidosis
2.  Helicobacter pylori Infection and its Relationship to Metabolic Syndrome: Is it a Myth or Fact? 
Metabolic syndrome is one of the most prevalent global health problems that predisposes to Type 2 diabetes. It is strongly linked to insulin resistance, which results in hyperglycemia. Over the past few years, lot of studies have been carried out on Helicobacter pylori infection and found a possible causal relationship through releasing some of the interleukins factors, which result in endothelial dysfunction. However, some studies attributed that due to coincidence were not able to establish any causal relationship. In this review, the literature has been reviewed to check this possible association.
PMCID: PMC3122084  PMID: 21546717
Metabolic syndrome; Helicobactor pylori; obesity

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