[Sicca syndrome and low-grade chronic viral hepatitis C. Apropos of a series of 50 cases]

Rev Med Interne. 1993;14(10):1006. doi: 10.1016/s0248-8663(05)80124-9.
[Article in French]


Systemic manifestations are described in chronic hepatitis C. Haddad et al have showed the prevalence of sicca syndrome with lymphocytic sialadenitis. We analysed prevalence in 50 patients suffering from chronic hepatitis C with histologic low rank. 50% of them have pronounced abnormality of lachrymal secretion without sialadenitis. It seems that sicca syndrome is present in low rank hepatitis. In that case xerophtalmia preceded xerostomia.

Publication types

  • English Abstract

MeSH terms

  • Hepatitis C / complications*
  • Hepatitis, Chronic / complications*
  • Humans
  • Sjogren's Syndrome / etiology*
  • Sjogren's Syndrome / pathology