Loading ...
Sorry, an error occurred while loading the content.
 

[Clinical aspects, course and extrahepatic manifestations of hepatitis C.]

Expand Messages
  • claudine intexas
    Wien Med Wochenschr 2000;150(23-24):467-71 [Clinical aspects, course and extrahepatic manifestations of hepatitis C.] [Article in German] Hartmann G, Ben
    Message 1 of 1 , Nov 27, 2001
      Wien Med Wochenschr 2000;150(23-24):467-71

      [Clinical aspects, course and extrahepatic
      manifestations of hepatitis C.]

      [Article in German]

      Hartmann G, Ben Ramadar EB, Hubl G, Sebesta C.

      2. Medizinische Abteilung des Donauspitals im SMZ-Ost
      der Stadt Wien, Langobardenstrasse 122, A-1220 Wien.
      gerold.hartmann@...

      Hepatitis C virus infection occasionally causes acute
      icteric hepatitis. However, primary infection is
      usually asymptomatic. Viral clearance occurs only in
      20%; most patients develop a chronic hepatitis, which
      tends to be hardly symptomatic for many years. The
      risk of progression to cirrhosis, hepatocellular
      carcinoma and end-stage liver disease is associated
      with the severity of histopathological changes, and is
      increased by additional factors, such as excessive
      alcohol intake or coinfection with hepatitis B virus
      and HIV. Immunologically mediated extrahepatic
      manifestations of hepatitis C, in particular essential
      mixed cryoglobulinemia, can often be observed.
      Occasionally, they lead to fatal complications.

      Publication Types:
      Review
      Review, Tutorial

      PMID: 11205176 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]


      __________________________________________________
      Do You Yahoo!?
      Yahoo! GeoCities - quick and easy web site hosting, just $8.95/month.
      http://geocities.yahoo.com/ps/info1
    Your message has been successfully submitted and would be delivered to recipients shortly.