Published in Hepatitis Weekly, April 21st, 2003
"Arthritis is one of the most frequent extrahepatic manifestations of hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection. There is not a specific clinical pattern of HCV-related arthritis, but two nonerosive subsets have frequently been described: a rheumatoid arthritis-like polyarthritis and a less common mono-oligoarthritis involving medium-sized and large joints," scientists writing in the journal Rheumatic Disease Clinics of North America report.
"Because of its variable characteristics, HCV-related arthritis must be considered in the differential diagnosis of any patient...
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