REVIEW – May 2007

Hepatitis C virus-associated extrahepatic manifestations


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Hepatitis C virus infection is often associated with extrahepatic manifestations. The most clear associations are those linking chronic hepatitis C with mixed cryoglobulinemia and related glomerulonephritis and vasculitis,  as well as lichen planus and porphyria cutanea tarda. Less well-documented disorders include non-Hodgkin lymphoma, Sjögren syndrome and neurological disorders.