volume 20, issue 4, P877-889 2006
DOI: 10.1016/j.idc.2006.09.010
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Aja M. Sanzone, Rodolfo E. Bégué

Abstract: Extrahepatic symptoms during chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection are common and varied. Arthritis can be seen either as part of autoimmune processes (eg, associated with cryoglobulinemia) or independently. Whether the manifestation is specifically attributable to HCV infection or rather to the nonspecific result of a chronic inflammatory process is not clear. The literature available at this time is insufficient to guide the most appropriate course of treatment of HCV arthritis. Standard antirheumatic tr…

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