Extrahepatic manifestations of hepatitis C virus infection

Clin Liver Dis. 2008 Aug;12(3):611-36, ix. doi: 10.1016/j.cld.2008.03.012.


Hepatitis C virus may cause hepatic and extrahepatic diseases. Extrahepatic manifestations range from disorders for which a significant association with viral infection is supported by epidemiologic and pathogenetic data, to anecdotal observations without clear proof of causality. This article describes the diagnosis and treatment of these diseases.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Hepacivirus*
  • Hepatitis C / complications*
  • Hepatitis C / virology
  • Humans
  • Kidney Diseases / etiology*
  • Lymphoproliferative Disorders / etiology*
  • Musculoskeletal Diseases / etiology*
  • Nervous System Diseases / etiology*
  • Skin Diseases / etiology*