Fast Five Quiz: Are You Prepared to Confront Hepatitis C?

Vinod K. Dhawan, MD


June 04, 2021

There are many extrahepatic manifestations of HCV. In fact, the initial symptoms of HCV infection are often extrahepatic. The most prevalent and most intricately linked manifestation with HCV is essential mixed cryoglobulinemia, which confers dermatologic, neurologic, renal, and rheumatologic complications. It is present in up to half of patients with chronic HCV infection.

Other common extrahepatic manifestations of HCV include:

  • Arthralgias

  • Paresthesias

  • Myalgias

  • Pruritus

  • Sicca syndrome

  • Sensory neuropathy

Learn more about the clinical presentation of HCV infection.


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