Current Hepatitis Reports

, Volume 2, Issue 3, pp 116–124 | Cite as

Hepatitis C virus outside the liver

  • Rena K. Fox


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.


Lichen Planus Cryoglobulinemia Extrahepatic Disease Porphyria Cutanea Tarda Antithyroid Antibody 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Rena K. Fox
    • 1
  1. 1.Division of General Internal MedicineUniversity of CaliforniaSan FranciscoUSA

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