What Other Signs and Symptoms May Exist?
People with Hepatitis C may exhibit symptoms and signs of infection that manifest in organs other than the liver. Known as extrahepatic manifestations, or immune-complex mediated diseases, these symptoms arise from the immune system’s effort to fight off the HCV infection. Examples of extrahepatic manifestations include:
- Skin diseases such as vasculitis, porphyria cutanea tarda (PCT) and lichen planus
- Blood-related diseases such as cryoglobulinemia
- Endocrine disorders such as thyroid disease
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