Current Hepatitis Reports

, Volume 10, Issue 1, pp 11–18

Extrahepatic Manifestations of Hepatitis C Virus Infection: Mixed Cryoglobulinemia and Beyond

Authors

  • Angelo H. Paredes
    • Gastroenterology Service, Department of MedicineWalter Reed Army Medical Center
    • Gastroenterology Service, Department of MedicineWalter Reed Army Medical Center
Article

DOI: 10.1007/s11901-010-0062-2

Cite this article as:
Paredes, A.H. & Torres, D.M. Curr Hepatitis Rep (2011) 10: 11. doi:10.1007/s11901-010-0062-2
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Abstract

Hepatitis C virus (HCV) is the most common blood-borne infection in the United States and is a leading cause of chronic liver disease worldwide. Extrahepatic manifestations of HCV infection occur frequently and are important to recognize as well as understand if they improve with antiviral therapy. This review summarizes the extrahepatic manifestations of HCV with particular emphasis on their degree of association and available treatment options.

Keywords

Hepatitis C virusChronic hepatitis CExtrahepatic manifestationsCryoglobulinemiaNecrolytic acral erythemaLichen planusChronic lymphocytic sialadenitisGlomerulonephritisInterferonRibavirinRituximabAutoimmune hemolytic anemia

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