Mixed Cryoglobulinaemia Vasculitis after Persistent Hepatitis C Virus Eradication

  • Margarida Gaudêncio Department of Internal Medicine, Hospital Distrital da Figueira da Foz, EPE, Figueira da Foz, Portugal
  • Rui Nogueira Department of Nephrology, Centro Hospitalar e Universitário de Coimbra, Coimbra, Portugal
  • Nuno Afonso Oliveira Department of Nephrology, Centro Hospitalar e Universitário de Coimbra, Coimbra, Portugal; Faculty of Medicine, University of Coimbra, Coimbra, Portugal

Keywords

Mixed cryoglobulinemia, hepatitis C virus, remission, vasculitis

Abstract

Mixed cryoglobulinaemia vasculitis (MCV) is a systemic vasculitis of the small and medium-size vessels caused by active hepatitis C (HCV) infection in >80% of cases. Beuthien et al. presented the first case of MCV with undetectable HCV after 10 months of therapy. In the last few years, more authors have described other cases of symptomatic MCV after 1 year of persistent HCV eradication. Here, we present a case report of a 57-year-old man who developed MCV with renal involvement after 3 years of HCV eradication with interferon therapy.

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  • Published: 2021-08-31

    Issue: 2021: Vol 8 No 8 (view)

    Section: Articles

    How to cite:
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    Gaudêncio M, Rui Nogueira, Nuno Afonso Oliveira. Mixed Cryoglobulinaemia Vasculitis after Persistent Hepatitis C Virus Eradication. EJCRIM 2021;8 doi:10.12890/2021_002808.

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