Abstract: Chronic hepatitis C (CHC) is associated with multiple extrahepatic manifestations that may impact infected patients. The mechanisms through which these develop include those which are immunological, in which the chronic persistence of virus leads to the circulation of immune complexes (mixed cryoglobulinemia) and other autoimmune phenomena, and those which are virological and related to the extrahepatic tropism of the virus to other tissues. It is estimated that 40–74 % of patients with CHC may develop at least one extrahepatic manifestation during the course of the disease. …….
Source: Hepatology International
Kirat Gill, Hasmik Ghazinian, Richard Manch & Robert Gish
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