Published in Hepatitis Weekly, April 21st, 2003
According to published research from Israel, "an infectious etiology is one of the postulated mechanisms for autoimmune diseases. An emergence of autoimmune phenomena associated with hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection has been reported. Transverse myelitis is an inflammatory disease of the spinal vasculature attributed to viral infections and to autoimmune diseases including systemic lupus erythematosus and the antiphospholipid syndrome."
"A 34-year-old male was admitted for the rapid onset of numbness of the lower extremities and urinary retention. His past history included...
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