Current Hepatitis Reports

, Volume 2, Issue 3, pp 116–124

Hepatitis C virus outside the liver


  • Rena K. Fox
    • Division of General Internal MedicineUniversity of California

DOI: 10.1007/s11901-003-0005-2

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Fox, R.K. Curr hepatitis rep (2003) 2: 116. doi:10.1007/s11901-003-0005-2


Observational and some experimental data suggest that hepatitis C virus can manifest in a variety of disease processes outside the liver. The links between hepatitis C virus and membranoproliferative glomerulonephropathy, porphyria cutanea tarda, lichen planus, cryoglobulinemia, diabetes mellitus, B-cell non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, and thyroiditis are critically reviewed. Based on the available evidence, recommendations for the clinical approach to patients with extrahepatic diseases are discussed.

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