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Minerva Gastroenterologica e Dietologica 2002 September;48(3):277-94

Copyright © 2002 EDIZIONI MINERVA MEDICA

language: English, Italian

Skin diseases as extrahepatic manifestations of HCV. Review of some clinical cases

Paoletti V., Parlapiano C., Labbadia G., Cavina G., Marziali M., Donnarumma A., Paoletti F.


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Among extra-hepatic manifestations of hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection particular interest is focused on some dermatological diseases such as: leukocytoclastic vasculitis, oral lichen planus, pruritus-urticaria, psoriasis. Aim of this paper is to analyze these typical dermatoses in a population of patients with HCV infection and describe the characteristic clinical pictures. These clinical pictures confirm the importance of liver examination in presence of skin diseases not related to other pathogenetic mechanisms.

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